German W.W.I. Photograph Album with important provenance.
Berlin: 1914. Hardcover. A German perspective on W.W.I. The photograph album is composed predominantly of candid silver tone photographs of battle scenes, prisoners of war, tanks, damage done by mortar fire, dead soldiers, some images of Kaiser Wilhelm viewing troops and distributing decorations. Some captions in English such as, Effects of a German Trench Mortar, Gun that Fired the Last Shot, Dead Frenchman, Battlefield of Verdun, Vaux. One image stamped with the phrase: "Zensiert Hoffman & Co. Schoneberg." While some of the photos are studio shots, some of the latter larger views appear to be vernacular photographs.
Arcadi Gluckman armorial bookplate on the front paste down - Gluckman was a Colonel in the U.S. Army, awarded a Silver Star during W.W.I. Hall of Valor Project records his award "First Lieutenant Gluckman distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, American Expeditionary Forces, in action on 18 July 1918, near Troesnes, France." and was also an author of numerous books including gun books.
Card cover of gray/green card stock with a German Knight's Cross emblem with a crown, "W" placed at center and '1914' at base of cross. All rebound in a custom binding with Asian bookbinder block stamp on the title page. Red cloth covered boards with red leather corners and spine. Raised bands, gilt title, Gluckman's name stamped in gilt on the lower spine. Gold and purple decorative end papers that include Gluckman's printed bookplate. A few small scuff marks to the leather.
Small oblong 8vo (7 x 6"), 48pp, 85 photographs, made up of (70) 4 3/4 x 3" and (15) 6.5 x 4.5". laid in Photographs in very good condition, one with small chip on lower corner. Very good condition. Item #27768