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1923 Rotogravure Wireless Radio Superphone Antenna Tower Chicago City Hall Roof

1923 Rotogravure Wireless Radio Superphone Antenna Tower Chicago City Hall Roof

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"Indoor and Outdoor Phases of Science of Radio"

This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure with three images of wireless radio: R. D. Duncan, Jr., inventor of the superphone; the receiving antenna at Riverhead, Long Island; and the radio tower on the roof of City Hall in Chicago, said to be the first municipal radio station.


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.