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Object details

Category
posters
Related period
First World War (content)
Creator
Amar, Leon Lico (Undefined)
Ullstein Kriegbucher (publisher/sponsor)
Place made
Germany
Materials

Support: paper

medium: lithograph

Dimensions

Support: Height 430 mm, Width 204 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM PST 12274

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