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1923 Rotogravure Thailand Siamese Royal Ballet Dancers Siam Music Calcutta India

1923 Rotogravure Thailand Siamese Royal Ballet Dancers Siam Music Calcutta India

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"Curious Ceremonial Dances in Siam and India"

This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure with two views of traditional ceremonies: the Siamese Royal Dancing Ballet in what is now Bangkok, Thailand; and a musical pageant in Calcutta with costumed, masked people and hornblowers that led the visiting dancers from Tibet on the occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wales.


This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the small white marks in the bottom margin are just reflections on the digital image -- they are NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.75 x 14.75 inches; 25 x 37 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of original rotogravures from 1923. These images provide us with fascinating "snapshots," so to speak, of historical events, people and places -- a virtual treasure trove for the collector of historical memorabilia from the early 20th century.

About Rotogravure:

Rotogravure is a printing method using a rotary press with intaglio cylinders which allows for very high quality halftone reproductions to be printed at high speed on inexpensive paper stock. Newspapers, beginning with The New York Times, were able to make effective use of this technology, and many published regular rotogravure pictorial sections in their publications during the early 20th century.