1914-1918 / Germany

Russian prisoners of war making ropes in Germany

The photograph shows Russian prisoners of war guarded by a German soldier, twisting ropes on three machines. Large wagon wheels are mounted on structures made of wooden logs, and twisted ropes were attached to the spokes. On the reverse side a stamp with the inscription: “J. H. Hennings & Co., Hamburg 5.” material / technique: paper, photography dimensions: height / width 10.7 cm / 15.4 cm