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This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure of a painting "Burning of USS Congress," by the American painter, Julian Oliver Davidson (1853-1894) depicting a famous naval battle during the American Civil War.
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 right corner are just a reflections on the digital image -- they are NOT on the item.
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.
This piece was illustrated by Davidson, Julian Oliver. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.