1941 WWII Britain Island Fortress Soldiers Torpedo Boat Wartime Media RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from The New York Times, Sunday Issue, February 9, 1941. This three-page, double-sided section has cover images of Britain--an Island Fortress during World War II, including the men of a big gun crew on the English coast; Polish soldiers defending the Scottish coast; a British motor torpedo boat; and British troops on patrol and practicing battle maneuvers; plus many other interior images and ads including a full-page (16 x 22 inches) color ad for carpets from the House of Gulistan.

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. (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.

CONDITION

This 70+ year old Item is rated Fine. This fragile item has normal wear and tear from use including small to moderate 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)

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