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1923 Rotogravure John Howard Payne Home Sweet Home 14 James Lane East Hampton

1923 Rotogravure John Howard Payne Home Sweet Home 14 James Lane East Hampton

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"Birthplace of Author of 'Home, Sweet Home'"

This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure with two images of the long presumed boyhood home of John Howard Payne, the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!" a popular song before and during the American Civil War. The house at 14 James Lane, East Hampton, NY is a museum shrine to the writer although it is doubtful that he ever lived there.


This 91+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is printing on the verso. Please note that the small white mark in the bottom right corner is just a reflection on the digital image -- it is NOT on the item.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: Near Mint / 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.