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Observation Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 294 pictures in our Observation collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917 Featured Print

Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917

A British observer drops from the car of a kite balloon, attached to the parachute which is hanging over the side of the basket. His colleague has already jumped and is on his way to the ground. The observations balloons were tethered to the ground, but if a sudden squall were to blow up, there was the risk of the cable snapping and the balloon drifting over enemy held territory. In such circumstances, charts and instruments would be thrown out and then each observer in turn would make what was known as 'the drop out'. Hopefully they would land safely, and not behind enemy lines. Date: 1917

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

'In a British advanced observation post' Featured Print

'In a British advanced observation post'

'In a British advanced observation post.' How artillery fire is observed and corrected. 'With the British Army on the Western Front' - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere. . Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time, his wartime work was immensely popular and appeared in nearly every major news magazine, Allied, Neutral and Central Powers alike. Literally tens of millions of readers saw wartime events through the medium of Matania's weekly illustrations and, as such, he played an important role in defining people's mental image of what Great War battlefield scenes and soldiers looked like. Date: 1916

© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library

WWI - Military observation balloon shot down by German plane Featured Print

WWI - Military observation balloon shot down by German plane

'Hot time for a "sausage"'. A British observation balloon is shot down by enemy planes during the First World War. The occupants of its basket have jumped to hopeful safety with their balloons, called acorns because of their shape when unfolded and hanging over the edge of the basket. Date: 1932

© Mary Evans Picture Library