War's End on Wall Street, 1918
Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd
based on an original gelatinous silver print by W.L Drummond.
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- Collectible giclée fine art print;
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ABOUT THIS IMAGE
Taken November 7th, 1918, New York City, United States
(Library of Congress)
"Taken at 1:52 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 7th, 1918, America prematurely celebrated the end of World War I, four days before the formal declaration of Armistice. Why? Because of a lunchtime conversation between Roy Howard of the United Press and Admiral Henry Wilson of the US Navy, passing on that an armistice treaty had been signed, according to a contact of Wilson’s at the American Embassy. News spread quickly, and soon traders on Wall Street celebrated along with the rest of New York, throwing their ticker tape from every available window onto the streets below. Armistice was formally declared on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, with the United Press receiving scorn from the The New York Times for reporting the news prematurely without confirmation."
– Jordan J. Lloyd
This historical photograph has been meticulously researched and rendered into colour from a black and white original by a skilled artisan, continuing a craft tradition that has existed since photography began.
"Germany surrenders / W.L. Drummond, 72 Wall St. Photograph shows celebrations on Wall Street with confetti, American flags, and crowds of people."
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LISTED SIZESOur prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.
S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
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