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(Approx. 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 In) This is a SET of FIFTY-ONE original vintage contact print photographs from the 1940s. It is an amazing collection of a soldier's personal photos documenting his experience on the Eastern Front. These tiny images aren't always in focus or well lit, but the subjects are fascinating and rare. I think its amazing that in the midst of it all someone stopped to take pictures. Some of the subjects include:
-German (Nazi) Cemetery
-Concentration Camp
-Bombed/ Destroyed Buildings
-Bailey Bridges
-DC3 Plane
-Transport Trucks
-German Landmarks/ Buildings
-Polish Children
-Doddington's Castle in England/ there may be a few others from England

There are a few "doubles." I have shown the duplicates on the last thumbnail. Because of the contact printing process they all differ slightly in contrast and tone. If you would like to see individual scans please contact me, I am happy to provide more details.

The photos are unevenly cut so the edges are not all straight and some are slightly bigger than others. The photos are all in EXCELLENT condition, any defects shown are from the original film used to make the contact prints and are part of the image.

A contact print is a photographic image produced by exposing light through a film negative or positive, onto a light sensitive material that has been pressed tightly to the film. Since this process neither enlarges nor reduces the size of the print, it is exactly the same size as the image on the negative. Contact prints can be used to produce proof sheets in order to select images for further enlargement or cataloging purposes.

***NOTE*** The original owner of the photos went on to make copies and enlargements of these contact prints, some of which are available for sale individually in my shop.

***Item will be packaged with care in an acid free sleeve, placed between two pieces of cardboard and shipped in a Bubble mailer.***

***If you need something SHIPPED FASTER than standard shipping or by a specific date, please contact me and I'll get you shipping prices.***

***Vintage and antique items each have a unique history, and are sold exactly as I bought or found them/ They are in “AS FOUND" condition. Due to their unique nature, rarity, and age, all vintage and antique items are sold “AS IS”, ***

THANK YOU for looking!
Questions? Please contact me. Ephemera Obscura

In the Midst of it All- WWII Soldier's Experiences- Eastern Front- SET of 51- Contact Prints- 1940s Vintage Photographs


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: photo, photograph, paper, ephemera, collection
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  • Ships worldwide from Colorado, United States