✚0871✚ German pre WW1 postcard view of Dresden Battle of Wörth 1900


Original German pre WW1 postcard from 1900 / The Battle of Wörth (Also known as the Battle of Reichshoffen or as the Battle of Frœschwiller, refers to the second battle of Wörth, which took place on 6 August 1870 in the opening stages of the Franco-Prussian War, the first Battle of Wörth occurred on 23 December 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars. In the second battle, troops from Germany commanded by Crown Prince Frederick and directed by his Chief of Staff, General Leonhard Graf von Blumenthal, defeated the French under Marshal MacMahon near the village of Wœrth in Alsace, on the Sauer River, 10 km north of Haguenau.), IN VERY NICE CONDITION - GOOD EXAMPLE


WW1 German military postcards: photographic postcards were produced in different formats. First, the Printed Photographic Post Card (PPPC). These were produced in huge quantities by printing machines. The image was made up of small dots of different shades or colours and therefore did not have the sharpness and quality of the real photographic postcard. Second, was the Real Photographic Post Card (RPPC). During the war commercial companies and even some national newspapers, used mass production methods to turn out millions of quality real photographic postcards including sets and single cards featuring for example, military and naval leaders, royalty and battlefield scenes. Although the large commercial companies churned out tens of thousands of RPPC's during the conflict, it was mainly local high street studios and roving photographers who were responsible for the majority of 'personalised' ww1 real photographic cards that we see today. The images were printed directly from a negative onto photographic card with a 'postcard' back. Each image was printed by hand and usually in small numbers. For example, a portrait study of one man in uniform would merit perhaps half a dozen copies at most, which he would send to friends and relatives. Nevertheless, an image depicting a small group of men - perhaps from the same billet or unit - would obviously put a little more money into a photographers’ pocket. On the reverse of some Real Photographic Post Cards were details of the photographer or studio that produced the card and an address. But having these details printed on the reverse was an extra cost and not all studios did so. Alternatively, information was scratched on the negative before printing - with various degrees of success. Occasionally, an embossed mark was put on the card after hand printing, or the firm’s rubber stamp was applied. During the period 1914-1918, local photographers in German towns, villages and training camps took hundreds of thousands if not millions, of portraits of soldiers in uniform. The photographers were simply responding to the demand of these young men who wanted their picture taken before going to the front.