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1. Brothers! [Comrades in Arms.] Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990). Drypoint and aquatint, c1934. Signed in pencil. Signed in plate. Image size 9 13/16 x 7 15/16” (24.9 x 20.1 cm). Very good condition. #90192-1 $2,750.00

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2. Enlist : On Which Side of the Window are You? Laura Brey. National Printing & Eng. Co., Chicago, U.S.A. 09802. Lithograph, 1917. Copyrighted 1917 Geo. F. Griffin, Chicago, Ill. Image size 38 3/4 x 25 3/4� (99 x 66 cm). Very good condition, save for some minor creases in the margins. Linen backed. #60567-1 $3,250.00


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Robert K. Newman, Editor

NUMBER 5

WORLD WAR I

100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES INVOLVEMENT With this catalogue and exhibition we recognize the one-hundredth anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I, April 4, 1917. World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts in human history affecting over thirty-eight million people. The war reshaped the landscape in Europe politically with over seventeen million deaths and over twenty million wounded. It was the first use of weapons of mass destruction, poison gas, and the wide spread use of machine guns, not to mention the 1918 influenza pandemic from prisoners of war and military personnel. The war officially began on July 28, 1914, with the Austro-Hungarian Empire declaring war on Serbia. The reason for the declaration of war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on June 28 in Sarajevo. Austria believed that the Serbian government was involved in the assassination. In early July the Austro-Hungarian Empire received a treaty of support with Germany. Austro-Hungarian Empire served Serbia with an ultimatum. The Serbian Republic continued on page 124

THE EXHIBITION ON WORLD WAR I WILL BE IN OUR FIRST FLOOR EXHIBITION SPACE APRIL 1 THROUGH APRIL 29, 2017. IN OUR SECOND FLOOR EXHIBITION SPACE, THE SHOP WILL FEATURE A SHOW OF WWII AND THE VIETNAM WAR IMAGES.


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3. War Decree Before Night, Congress Aim : War Extra! Published by The Evening Telegram Night Edition, Vol. L. No. 27,016. Newspaper, April 3, 1917. Paper size 16 5/8� 22 7/8� (42.2 x 58.1 cm). Good condition some toning. #92773-1 $500.00 Front page and twelve additional pages of the paper. The full article on the front page is in the paper and appears on page four.

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sought a treaty with Russia. When the Austro-Hungarian Empire decided that the Serbian response was not acceptable, it declared war on July 28, 1914. Russia mobilized its army, causing Germany to declare war on Russia on August 1. On August 3 Germany declared war on France. On July 4 Germany invaded Belgium and the United Kingdom declared war on Germany. By the end of the month almost all of Europe was involved with the war. On August 23 Japan declared war on Germany. The United States had declared neutrality on August 4, 1914, and President Woodrow Wilson tried to broker a peace treaty which proved futile. U-boat atrocities, which were reported to be German sabotage, included the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7, 1915, with 128 United States citizens aboard and the Black Tom explosion (a munitions depot in New York Harbor part of Jersey City). The public was inflamed. Wilson came under great pressure from the war hawks in the government, including former President Theodore Roosevelt, as well as the general public. With the interception of the Zimmermann telegram in January 1917, it became clear that the only way for the United States to find a peaceful resolution was to declare war. On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany. Item 3 in this catalogue is The Evening Telegram which announced that Congress would take up the War Decree on April 3. Congress voted 373 to 50 and the Senate voted 82 to 6 in favor of going to war.


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4. Les Poilus. Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Etching, c.1915-18. Edition unknown. Signed in pencil. Image size 5 7/8 x 6 13/16” (14.8 x 17.3 cm). Good condition, save for mild toning, and some foxing on verso. #72708-2 $45,000.00 A very rare Edward Hopper image one of a few he did on World War I.

5. September 13, 1918, St. Mihiel. [The Great Black Cloud.] Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Etching, aquatint, and sandpaper ground, 1934. Edition 100. Signed in pencil. Inscribed “Ed. 100” and “imp.” Inscribed in the lower right margin “To Miss Elizabeth Houghton with the very best wishes of the artist Kerr Eby : I’m prouder of this plate than of any other - nor or otherwise. KE.” Image size 10 5/16 x 15 15/16” (26.1 x 40.5 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #182. #1162-6 $20,000.00 This is without question the most important image by Kerr Eby and one of the greatest World War I images produced.


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6. Shadows. Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Etching and sandpaper ground, 1936. Edition 175. Signed in pencil. Inscribed “imp.” Image size 10 1/4 x 14 7/8” (26.1 x 37.8 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #186. #16508-7 $1,400.00

7. (left) Scout Planes at Dawn. Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Etching, 1928. Edition 90. Signed in pencil. Inscribed “ed 90” and “imp.” Image size 12 7/8 x 8 7/8” (32.8 x 22.7 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #125. #16509-2 $950.00 8. (right) The Caissons Go Rolling Along. Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Etching and sandpaper ground, 1929. Edition 90. Signed in pencil. Inscribed “imp.” and “Trial Proof.” Image size 13 13/16 x 9 1/2” (35.2 x 24.2 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #145. #9914-2 $1,100.00


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9. Rough Going. [Heavy Going.] Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Drypoint, 1919. Edition 60. Signed in pencil. Image size 8 3/8 x 12” (21.4 x 30.4 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #29. #400-6 $1,200.00

10. Artillery Train. Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Etching, 1919. Edition 100. Signed in pencil. Image size 4 15/16 x 13 3/8” (12.5 x 34.2 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #30. #22972-2 $1,100.00


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11. Mail from Home, St. Nazaire, France. Lester G. Hornby (1882-1956). Pencil drawing, 1918. Delivering mail WWI. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Image size 8 1/2 x 12 1/8� (21.6 x 30.8 cm). Very good condition. #90162-1 $950.00

12. Abandoned German Gun Positioned Some Where on the Chateau Thierry Front. Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Pen and ink, c1919. Signed and titled in pencil. Image size 5 x 10 1/8� (12.7 x 25.7 cm). Very good condition. #90191-1 $1,750.00


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13. (left) Ruins along the Meuse at Verdun, France. Lester G. Hornby (1882-1956). Etching, 1918. Edition 80. Signed and titled in pencil. Image size 5 7/16 x 7” (13.8 x 17.6 cm). Very good condition. Falk #186. #92334-1 $325.00 14. (right) At Vaux. Lester G. Hornby (1882-1956). Drypoint, 1918. Unsigned. Only signed in the plate. Lester G. Hornby Collection rubber stamp in the lower left. Image size 7 5/8 x 8 3/8” (19.4 x 21.2 cm). Very good condition. #90149-1 $225.00

15. (left) The Post Commander, Argonne. Lester G. Hornby (1882-1956). Etching, 1918. Edition 12. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate. Image size 7 13/16 x 9 15/16” (19.7 x 25.3 cm). Very good condition. #16920-1 $700.00 16. (right) The Observer. Lester G. Hornby (1882-1956). Drypoint, 1918. Inscribed in plate “Meuse - Argonne 1918.” Signed and titled in pencil. Image size 4 3/4 x 7 13/16” (12.1 x 19.8 cm). Very good condition. #90148-1 $525.00

17. (left) The Post Commander’s Dugout. Lester G. Hornby (1882-1956). Etching with sandpaper ground, 1918. Edition 90. “The ‘P.C.’ at Bantheville : 176th F.A.” and “Meuse – Argonne : 1918” etched in the plate. Signed and titled in pencil. Image size 5 3/4 x 7 3/4” (14.7 x 19.8 cm). Very good condition. Falk# 212. #90195-1 $450.00 18. (right) An Army Smithy in the Marne Valley. Lester G. Hornby (1882-1956). Drypoint, 1918. “An Army Smithy : Marne, 1910” written in the plate. Signed and titled in pencil. Image size 7 x 9 ¼” (17.7 x 23.6 cm). Very good condition. #90183-1 $400.00


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19. (left) The Moonlight Attack, Jelil. James McBey (1883-1959). Etching, 1920. Edition 76 + 8 trial proofs. Signed in ink. Inscribed “XLIII.” Titled and dated in plate “19 September 1918.” Image size 9 x 15 1/4” (22.5 x 39 cm). Good condition. Printed on nineteenth-century laid paper. Hardie/Carter #200. #57648-1 $1,100.00 20. (right) The Somme Front. James McBey - 1883-1959. Drypoint, 1917. Edition 75. Signed in pencil. Image size 6 5/8 x 14 3/16” (16.7 x 36.5 cm). Very good condition. Hardie/Carter #174. #90158-1 $950.00

21. (left) First Aid Station, Argonne. Lester G. Hornby (1882-1956). Etching, 1918. Edition unknown. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed and dated in plate. Inscribed in plate “First Aid Station - in an Abandoned Hun Gun-Pit.” Image size 4 3/4 x 6 5/8” (12.1 x 16.8 cm). Very good condition. Falk # 220. #92333-1 $350.00 22. (right) Word by the Way. Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Etching, 1919. Edition 75. Signed in pencil lower right. Inscribed “imp.” and “trial.” Image size 5 7/16 x 6 15/16” (13.8 x 17.6 cm). Very good condition, save for two minor stains lower right. Giardina #34. #16510-4 $950.00

23. (left) Refugees on the Road between Château-Thierry and Mont Montmirail. Charles Huard (1874-1965). Lithograph, 1914. Signed in pencil. Image size 9 x 12 1/2” (22.7 x 31.7 cm). Good condition, save for 1/4” margins. #90151-1 $300.00 24. (right) Soldiers by the Ruins. Charles Huard (1874-1965). Lithograph, 1914. Signed in pencil. Image size 8 1/8 x 11 7/8” (20.5 x 30.1 cm). Very good condition. #90150-1 $375.00


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25. The Travelling Kitchen. Auguste Brouet (1872-1941). Drypoint, c1917. Artist Proof. Signed in pencil. Image size 7 7/16 x 7 5/8” (18.8 x 19.5 cm). Very good condition. #90154-1 $450.00

26. The Relief Troops. La Releve. Auguste Brouet (1872-1941). Etching and drypoint, c1918. Signed in pencil. Artist’s rubber stamp in lower right hand corner. Image size 4 13/16 x 7 7/8” (12.2 x 20 cm). Very good condition. #90153-1 $500.000


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27. Place de l’Opera, Paris. Frank Armington (1876-1941). Graphite drawing, 1915. Signed and dated lower right. Titled lower left. Paper size 12 5/16 x 9 3/8� (31.3 x 23.9 cm). Very good condition. Tipped on a larger sheet. Water staining lower left. #38663-1 $1,250.00


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28. Where Do We Go? Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Lithograph, c1919-20. Edition c75-100. Signed in pencil. Reproduced in The New York Times Magazine, September 9, 1928, entitled “Heavy Artillery, Mud and Dawn.” Signed in pencil. Image size 11 3/16 x 18 3/16” (30.1 x 46.2 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #39. #1133-39 $1,250.00

29. Stuck. Kerr Eby - 1889-1946. Lithograph, 1919-20. Edition c75-100. Signed in pencil. Reproduced in The New York Times Magazine, September 9, 1928, entitled “Heavy Artillery, Mud and Dawn.” Image size 12 11/16 x 19” (32.3 x 48.2 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #38. #256-9 $1,500.00


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30. (left) The Great Tower. [Pig Iron.] Joseph Pennell (1857-1926). Lithograph, 1916. Edition 50. Signed in pencil. Image size 20 3/4 x 15 3/4” (52.7 x 39.7 cm). Very good condition. Weurth #419. #18695-2 $900.00 31. (right) From the Tops of the Furnaces. Joseph Pennell (1857-1926). Lithograph, 1916. Edition 50. Signed in plate. Signed in pencil. Paper size 24 7/8 x 19 1/2” (63.4 x 49.7 cm). Very good condition. Weurth #416. #18696-3 $1,250.00

32. (left) Finishing Shells. Joseph Pennell (1857-1926). Lithograph, 1916. Edition 50. Signed in pencil. Image size 20 3/4 x 15 3/4” (52.4 x 39.7 cm). Very good condition. Weurth #434. #18685-9 $650.00 33. (right) The Cauldrons. Joseph Pennell (1857-1926). Lithograph, 1916. Edition 50. Signed in pencil. Image size 20 3/4 x 15 3/4” (52.7 x 39.7 cm). Very good condition. Weurth #425. #18705-6 $650.00


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34. The Bay of a Thousand Girls. Joseph Pennell (1857-1926). Lithograph, 1916. Edition 50. Signed in pencil. Image size 14 1/2 x 20” (36.8 x 50.8 cm). Good condition save for minor toning. Wuerth #428. #92800-1 $1,500.00

Pennell’s War Work in England. Lithographs published 1916-1917. The series was so popular the works were reproduced and published in book format, using the same title. They are important works by a great artist showing the war effort in full swing. All the prints are in good to very good condition and signed in pencil by the artist. W. 420 The Perambulator. ........................................... #18700

$575.00

W. 421 Steel Bars for Shells. ...................................... #18682

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W. 424 The Presses. .................................................... #18704

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W. 426 The Urns: Casting Big Shells. ........................ #18690

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W. 427 Bottling the Big Shell. ..................................... #18703

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W. 429 The Shell Factory. ........................................... #18698

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W. 433 Planning Big Shells. ........................................ #18694

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W. 443 The Old Shipyard. ........................................... #18686

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35. They Hunt No More. Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Etching and sandpaper ground, 1937. Edition 100. Signed in pencil. Image size 10 x 14 1/16” (25.5 x 35.7 cm). Very good condition. Giardina #18. #10970-2 $750.00

36. Refugees. Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Etching and aquatint, 1934. Edition 100. Signed in pencil. Inscribed “ed. 100” and “imp.” Image size 9 15/16 x 14 3/4” (25.3 x 37.5 cm). Very good condition, save for a very minor mat line. Giardina #180. #1155-2 $1,500.00


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37. Tornado. Edward Hagedorn (1902-1982). Drypoint and engraving, c1933. Unsigned. Image size 17 3/4 x 15” (45.6 x 38.1 cm). Very good condition. #84254-1 $2,950.00

38. (left) Mercy. Edward Hagedorn (1902-1982). Drypoint, c1935. First state before background added. Unsigned. Image size 24 1/16 x 17 5/16” (61.3 x 44 cm). Very good condition. #84255-1 $2,750.00 39. (right) Useless Precaution. Edward Hagedorn (1902-1982). Metal relief, c1935. Signed and titled in pencil. Image size 21 15/16 x 15 15/16” (55.9 x 40.5 cm). Very good condition. #60558-1 $3,750.00


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40. They Shall Not Perish : Campaign for $30,000,000 : American Committee for Relief in the Near East. Douglas Volk (1856-1935). Lithograph printed in color. 1918. Image size 37 1/4 x 24 3/4� (94.6 x 62.8 cm). Good condition and color, save for some minor damages in the margins. #92791-1 $750.00


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41. Gee! When I Get this Ship-Shape, You Can Have It. Lute Pease (1869-1963). Charcoal drawing, c1917. Signed in ink “Lute Pease” lower left. On verso is a quick sketch of this composition. Paper size 17 7/8 x 14” (45.3 x 35.6 cm). Good condition. Overall toning and several tears in the left hand edge. Several tack holes in the outer edges. #66797-1 $1,500.00 Uncle Sam offering the Merchant Marine to private companies after the United States Government gets it in good order. An illustration for the Newark, Evening News.


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42. Emprunt National 1918 : Societe Generale : Pour Nous Rendre Entiere : la Douce Terre de France. B. Chavannaz. Imp. Crete 2, Rue des Italiens, Paris. Offset lithograph, 1918. Image size 31 3/4 x 45 1/2” (80.7 x 115.5 cm). Good condition and color, save for minor repairs. Mounted on linen. #69631-1 $1,500.00

43. (left) Britons and Canadians : Fight under your own Flag In the Allied Armies Alongside the Stars and Stripes : Enlist Today! The Crown Press, Chicago. Lithograph printed in color, 1918. Image size 38 3/8 x 25 3/4” (97.5 x 65.4 cm). Good condition and color, save for overall toning. #92798-1 $950.00 44. (right) Civilians : When We Go Through This We Need All the Help and Comfort You Can Give : The Jewish Welfare Board. : United War Work Campaign – Week of November 11, 1918. Sidney H. Riesenberg. Offset lithograph, 1918. Image size 32 5/8 x 22” (82.7 x 55.9 cm). Good condition and color. Mounted on linen. #69632-1 $650.00


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45. Pour le Supreme Effort : Emprunt National Societe Generale. Marcel Falter (1866-?). Imp. Chaix_Paris_8-18. (Encre Lorilleux). Offset lithograph, 1918. Image size 46 3/4 x 31 3/8� (118.9 x 79.6 cm). Good condition and color, save for minor repairs and overall toning. Mounted on linen. #69608-1 $2,500.00


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46. “Be yours to hold it high!” : Buy Victory Bonds. F. Nicolet. Published by the Canadian Government. Lithograph, c1917. Image size 24 1/16 x 35 1/4” (61.1 x 89.5 cm). Good condition and color, save for a small 5/8” tear into color and minor chipping in the lower margin. #88852-1 $1,000.00 Canadian World War I poster features a line from the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” by Major John McCrae in which the dead are honored.

47. One of the Thousand Y.M.C.A. Girls in France. : United War Work Campaign Nov. 11th to 18th. Neysa McMein (1888-1949). Offset lithograph, c.1918. Grinnell Litho. Co. Inc. N.Y. Image size 27 7/8 x 42” (70.8 x 106.7 cm). Fair to good condition with discoloration and a few -tears in the margins, two of which enter the color by 1/2”. #88859-1 $850.00


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48. (left) Clear-the-Way - !! : Buy Bonds : Fourth Liberty Loan. Howard Chandler Christy (1872-1952). Offset lithograph, c1918. Image size 28 3/4 x 20” (75.5 x 50.8 cm). Good condition and color. Mounted on linen. #69633-1 $950.00 49. (right) Sure! We’ll Finish the Job. Victory Liberty Loan. Gerrit A. Beneker (1882-1934). Edwards & Deutsch Litho. Co. Chicago. Color lithograph, 1918. Paper size 36 1/8 x 28 1/8” (96.7 x 66.3 cm). Good condition, save for a hard crease in the upper image that goes from right to left. #11315-2 $950.00

50. (left) December 16th to 23rd : Red Cross Christmas Roll Call. Edwin Blashfield (1848-1936). Lithograph printed in color, 1918. Title continues “Where Columbia Sets Her Name Let Every One of You Follow Her.” Image size 26 3/4 x 17 5/8” (67.9 x 44.8 cm). Very good condition. #92797-1 $550.00 51. (right) On the Job for Victory. Alpha Litho. Co. Inc., New York. Chromolithograph, c.1917. Published for the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation. Paper size 27 3/4 x 20 3/4” (70.3 x 52.6 cm). Good condition, save for two tears in the bottom margin. #11302-1 $450.00


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52. “Stand Back!” Hanlon yelled at the N.C.O. “Let go that wing or I’ll shoot!” William Heaslip. Pastel and charcoal on board, 1929. Signed lower left “Heaslip.” Image size 18 5/8 x 15” (48.3 x 39.1 cm). Good condition, save for toning and glue stains in the outer margins, not affecting image. #92801-1 $4,500.00

53. The Big German, in spite of his bulk, had dashed to within a couple of yards of the tail. William Heaslip. Pastel and charcoal on board, 1929. Signed lower left “Heaslip.” Image size 16 5/8 x 21 3/4” (42.2 x 55.3 cm). Good condition, save for toning and glue stains in the outer margins, not affecting image. #92802-1 $4,500.00 These two drawings were used to illustrate an article entitled “The Green Eye” by Benge Atlee and published in The American Boy in October 1929. The illustrations were on pp. 15 and 21.

OLD PRINT SHOP PORTFOLIO: World War I. 100th Anniversary of the United States Involvement.  

Volume LXXVI No. 5. April 2017

OLD PRINT SHOP PORTFOLIO: World War I. 100th Anniversary of the United States Involvement.  

Volume LXXVI No. 5. April 2017