WWI: Gueule cassée, a rare portrait of a wounded soldier, 1918
A very touching portrait of a 'gueule cassée' from WWI with an almost 'empty' look in his eyes.
An exemplary image showing the horrible injuries that many soldiers returned home with after World War I. As a result of the war plastic surgery took an enormous leap in development, especially in Germany. Some of these images were certainly known to Otto Dix when he painted "Die Kriegskrüppel".
1915 or later.
ca. 8,6 x 11,6 cm silver gelatine print.
Print in used but overall good condition, some wrinkling.