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1923 Rotogravure Navy Seaplane Launch USS Maryland Hydroplane Historic Aviation

1923 Rotogravure Navy Seaplane Launch USS Maryland Hydroplane Historic Aviation

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"Seaplane Launched by Catapult / Smallest Type"

This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure with three images of early Navy planes: a seaplane being catapulted from the deck of the USS Maryland; Lieutenant D. R. Rittenhouse landing a hydroplane in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool; and the smallest seaplane built, called a "mechanical hummingbird."


This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Sepia
  • Grade: 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.