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1923 Rotogravure Wireless Radio Uses Nome Alaska Station Doctor Car Typewriter

1923 Rotogravure Wireless Radio Uses Nome Alaska Station Doctor Car Typewriter

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"Radio in Social and Professional Life"

This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure with four images of the uses of wireless radio: the United States wireless station at Nome, Alaska; the mother of opera singer Cyrena Van Gorden listening to her daughter's voice over the radio; Dr. David Cottrell of Chicago, believed to be the first doctor to have his car equipped with a radio outfit; and a typewriter that can send and receive radio messages.


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.