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1923 Calvin Coolidge Christmas Tree Reindeer Leviathan - ORIGINAL RTO1

1923 Calvin Coolidge Christmas Tree Reindeer Leviathan - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from The New York Times, Sunday issue, December 30, 1923. This four-page, double-sided section includes images of : President Calvin Coolidge lighting the National Christmas tree; a triple swan dive on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii; John D. Rockefeller golfing at 84; 16 Italian mothers of 32 twins; Secretary of Labor Davis playing Santa Claus at the Washington Foundling Home; the American Olympic Skating team; Alaskan reindeer; the Kosloff dancers; Frieda Sullivan, nine year old--the most graceful child in Dixie; the grounding of the Leviathan; Catherine Baker, a small passenger aboard the Leviathan ; winter weather in Venice; Miss Sylvia Brainard; Mrs. Carl Fisher of Miami; King David, a bearded boxer from Los Angeles; George Campbell, Civil War veteran--a real life Uncle Sam; Gendarmes keeping control of the crowds window shopping in Paris; a buffalo herd in South Dakota; plus many more.

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 88+ year old Item is rated Fine. This fragile item has normal wear and tear from use including: 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)