Auction 100

Lot 182:

GERMAN PRISONERS IN GREAT BRITAIN

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Start price: $20

Estimated price: $40 - $80

VAT: On commission only

Circa 1916 WWI photo book entitled "German Prisoners in Great Britain". Approximately 107 b/w photographs, 62 pages, softcover, 10.75 x 8 in. (27 x 20 cm). Published by Tillotson & Son Ltd., Art Printers, Bolton & London, England. The photographs had been taken ‘in response to a request made by the American Ambassador in Berlin. Apparently they were originally designed to form part of the Wurtemberg War Exhibition’ (Wurttembergische Kriegs-Ausstellung), held in Stuttgart, May-September 1916. The exhibition had been organized by the Wurttemberg Red Cross, under the auspices of the king and queen of Wurttemberg and the Royal Wurttemberg War Ministry. The photographs which appeared in the book illustrate six of the largest prisoners’ camps in Great Britain: Donington Hall, Alexandra Palace, Dorchester Handforth, Lofthouse Park, and Eastcote. Light toning at the edges, 1.75 in. tear at spine, glue binding loose in the center of the book, very good.

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