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Welcome to the Fractal Gallery. This page is in response to those visitors requesting larger images. The selected images below are stored in the new "fractal image format" (or fif, for short). The file sizes are incredibly small considering the high image quality as I hope you will soon see. You will need a "plug-in" or "helper app" depending on which browser you are using.


Good news! The Fractal Viewer plug-in for Netscape and Internet Explorer is once again available. Go to the following URL and download it. The download and install are pretty painless and doesn't take very long:

Facts about Fracts

Take a look at the poster at the top of this page ("Coo-ee"). Now take a look at the "fractal version of the same poster". Did you zoom it to fit your entire screen? Remember, you can do that with fifs. Now for the amazing thing: the fractal is actually a smaller file. Honestly. The poster is in "gif 89a interlaced" format and is 20,692 bytes. The fractal weighs in at 20,341 bytes and retains much of the quality of 523,680 byte original tif image. Simply amazing. Let's hear it for Iterated Systems!

Important Note

If you plan on using fifs on your pages, you must have your server owner/operator define a mime type of "image/fif fif" to the http server. If this is not done, your browser will not know this is a fractal image and will not invoke Fractal Viewer. Instead, you will get the old "unknown mime type - save to disk?" dialog box.

Now, on with the show...

World War I Art
Emden, beached and done for by Arthur Burgess
Zeppelin Night Raid on the English Coast by Zeno Diemer
American Volunteers by Thomas Derrick
Flanders by Otto Dix
Self-portrait as a Soldier of 1914 by Otto Dix
River Clyde by Charles Dixon
Le Bombardement, 1916 by Andre Ducuing
songsheet by James Montgomery Flagg
Night ration party at Neuve Chapelle, March 1915 by Joseph Gray
French soldiers in gas masks by H. de Groux
Charing Cross Station by Sir John Lavery
Hell by Georges Leroux
A Battery Shelled by Percy Wyndham Lewis
French crowd celebrates mobilization by A. Leveille
The Camel Corps by James McBey
The Ypres Salient at Night by Paul Nash
La Mitrailleuse (the machine gun) by C.R.W. Nevinson
Thiepval by Sir William Orpen
Austrian Monitors Koros and Leitha shelling Belgrade, 1915
by Max Poosch-Gablenz
The Bombing of the Wadi Fara by Stuart Reid
songsheet by Norman Rockwell
Royal Medical Corps at Messines by Gilbert Rodgers
Assault on Belleau Wood by Frank E. Schoonover
see also: ø related newspaper article
Control Gondola of the Zeppelin LZ 38 by Felix Schwormstadt
General Joseph Gallieni by Georges Scott
La Patrouille by Georges Scott (partial image)
Trench raid by U.S. Marines by Captain John W. Thomason, Jr.
Dawn, November 20, 1917 by W. L. Wylie (partial image)
Soldats Masques by Zingg
German soldiers leave on train during mobilization artist unknown
Chatillon-sur-Morin, Belgium, September 1914 artist unknown
Fractal WWI Portraits
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg [Go to biography]
Air Ace Oswald Boelcke [Go to biography]
General Count Louis Cadorna
Enver Pasha
General Franchet d'Esperey
General Erich von Falkenhayn
Field-Marshal Ferdinand Foch by Sir William Orpen
Right Honourable David Lloyd George by Olive Edis [Go to biography]
Field Marshal Baron Colmar von der Goltz
General Sir Hubert Gough
General Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg
Generals Hindenburg and Ludendorff
Mustapha Kemal Pasha [Go to biography]
General Alexander von Kluck
Vladimir I. Lenin
General Erich Ludendorff
General Charles Mangin
General Mazel
General Robert Nivelle
General John Joseph Pershing [Go to biography]
Air Ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen [Go to biography]
General Otto Liman von Sanders and Major von Prigge [Go to von Sanders biography]
Vice Admiral Reinhard Scheer
Vice Admiral Graf von Spee
Crown Prince Wilhelm
Kaiser Wilhelm II [Go to biography]
President Thomas Woodrow Wilson [Go to biography]
Fractal WWI Posters
French gold drive by Barbier
German propaganda ("In Deo Gratia") by Fritz Bohle
British war bonds by Frank Brangwyn
French war bonds by Abel Faivre
US Army recruiting by James Montgomery Flagg
US Marines recruiting by James Montgomery Flagg
US Navy recruiting by James Montgomery Flagg
British Red Cross by Alonzo Earl Foringer
US last war loan by L. A. Shafer
Unknown artists
Australian recruiting - Gallipoli
Italian propaganda - beating back the Tuetonic hand as it approaches the Piave
Italian recruiting - personified air service supports troops in trenches

Are you a fractal fan? Let me know if you'd like to see more fractals in this gallery.

If you'd like to exercise your new Fractal Viewer a bit more, then visit Iterated Systems Directory of Galleries.
It's new, but growing.