Monday, February 8, 2010
Crashed Plane World War 1
It's been awhile since I've put up any of these World War 1 press photos. Again, I know a lot about photo printing, but not much about press imagery. I think, but am not certain, that the originals are rotogravures. When I worked in the photo lab, I made a black & white copy neg from the one image and made a regular black & white print. The crashed plane is labeled, "German plane C.L. 111 a 3892-18 brought down between Montfaucon and Cierges." The other image is labeled, "A Breguet bomber. While the ground soldiers were pushing back the Germans through the Argonne bombing planes went forth each night to increase the enemy troubles. These bombers destroyed railway lines, supply bases and munitions dumps behind the lines. Photo by U.S. Air Service." Note the U.S. Official and Signal Corps U.S.A. logos.