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1923 Rotogravure Longfellow House Charles Town WV Point Pleasant US Grant Birth

1923 Rotogravure Longfellow House Charles Town WV Point Pleasant US Grant Birth

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"Birthplaces and Homes of Distinguished Americans"

This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure with images of three historic structures: the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at 105 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA which also served as Washington's headquarters during the Siege of Boston in the Revolutionary War; the Jefferson County Courthouse in Charles Town, West Virginia in which John Brown was sentenced to be hanged for his raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859; and the birthplace of President Ulysses S. Grant at Point Pleasant, Ohio.


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 marks in the bottom margin are just reflections on the digital image -- they are 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.