About This Artwork

Photographic Section, U.S. Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
and Major Edward J. Steichen, A.S.A. (American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973)

White trailers are trajectories of incendiary bombs. Numerous black puffs are exploding anti-aircraft shells, 1918

Gelatin silver print, from loose-leaf album of aerial photographs from the Photographic Section, Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces, World War I
16.2 x 22.8 cm (image); 16.9 x 23.5 cm (paper); 24.5 x 31.8 cm (album page)

Gift of William Kistler, 1977.717

© 2018 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

For more on Edward Steichen’s work in the Art Institute’s collection visit the website: Edward Steichen's World War I Years.

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