1927 V-4 Submarine Robert Millikan Maxwell House Coffee - ORIGINAL RTO1


This is an original rotogravure picture section from the Los Angeles Sunday Times, December 4, 1927. This four-page, double-sided section includes images of: the Navy V-4 submarine; the U.S.S. Saratoga; Dr. Robert A. Millikan; Mrs. Delphine Dodge Cromwell; a soccer game, various football games; holiday fashions posed and directed by Peggy Hamilton with models Laura La Plante, Dorothy Dwan, Georgia Hale, and Alice Calhoun; images of Spain including Toledo, Ronda, Malaga, and Seville; the Eighteenth Annual Art Exhibition of the California Art Club; the San Diego Regatta; plus various ads including the Dorothy Gray Salon; Calumet Baking Powder; Simmons Mattresses, and a full page ad (16 x 22 inches) for Maxwell House Coffee.

Period Paper is pleased to offer a scarce collection of original rotogravure pictorial sections from several major U. S. newspapers. These sections were highly popular in their day, and today they provide us with fascinating "snapshots," so to speak, of historical events, people and places--a virtual treasure trove for the collector of historical memorabilia. These items are extremely fragile and to reduce handling them we have taken a digital image of the first page only, and will provide a brief written description of the interior images. (Please note that the image contrast and resolution is of a higher quality than we were able to capture digitally.) Each item in this collection is protected by an oversized black acid-free 3-ply board and encapsulated in an archival resealable bag. Plus, we use special custom shipping materials to guarantee safe arrival, flat. Due to the large size of these sections, they will be shipped folded along the original crease.

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.


This 84+ year old Item is rated Fine. This fragile item has normal wear and tear from use--small tears, chips, and creases.

  • Product Type: Orig. Rotogravure Section; Sepia
  • Grade: Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 16 x 22 inches; 41 x 56 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)