Then and Now: Tom Cheche in the Footsteps of J.S. Cartier

Interest in the Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and Verdun battlefields and regions is very much alive; and the webmaster enjoys meeting others who conduct research or other projects in those regions.  Several weeks ago, the webmaster met American fine art photographer Tom Cheche.  Tom and his wife travel to France for extended periods; photographing rural France, the Western Front of WW1 and Normandy.  (In the Meuse-Argonne he generally stays at Le Coq D’Or, a bar and chambre d’hôte in Montfaucon.)  Tom maintains a website,, and a studio titled “Images with a History” in The Antique Center at Historic Savage Mill in Savage, Maryland, where his works of art can be viewed.


He particularly enjoys re-shooting the same images that famed photographer J.S. Cartier shot in his book “Traces de la Grande Guerre.”  Three of them are shown below:






Be sure to check out his website; and drop in at the studio the next time you’re in Savage, Maryland.