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1923 Rotogravure ZR-3 Dirigible Rigid Airship Zeppelin USS Los Angeles Historic

1923 Rotogravure ZR-3 Dirigible Rigid Airship Zeppelin USS Los Angeles Historic

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"Giant Dirigible Built in Germany for the U.S. Navy"

This is an original 1923 sepia rotogravure of the ZR-3, named the USS Los Angeles, a rigid airship built in 1923�1924 by the Zeppelin company in Friedrichshafen, Germany for the United States Navy.


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 mark in the bottom right corner is just a reflection on the digital image -- it is NOT on the item.

  • 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.