1924 Santa Monica Coast Duck Baby Statue Forest Lawn - ORIGINAL RTO1


This is an original rotogravure picture section from the Los Angeles Sunday Times, July 19, 1924. This two-page, double-sided section includes images of: California, the Golden by Ernest M. Pratt (the Santa Monica coastline, the Pershing Square Building, houseboats on the Sacramento River, Los Angels Harbor, dunes at Monterey Bay, "Mother Love" and "Duck Baby" statues at Forest Lawn Cemetery); war in Morocco; Captain D. E. Massy; Rhoda Berry, age 15, Baltimore girl fencer; a pair of Grevy zebras; the cross-country steeplechase of the Aqueduct; Joseph Dingus, the winner of the model yacht regatta of the San Diego Yacht Club; plus various ads including a full page ad (16 x 22 inches) for Tuxedo Tobacco.

Period Paper is pleased to offer a scarce collection of original rotogravure pictorial sections from several major U. S. newspapers. These sections were highly popular in their day, and today they provide us with fascinating "snapshots," so to speak, of historical events, people and places--a virtual treasure trove for the collector of historical memorabilia. These items are extremely fragile and to reduce handling them we have taken a digital image of the first page only, and will provide a brief written description of the interior images. (Please note that the image contrast and resolution is of a higher quality than we were able to capture digitally.) Each item in this collection is protected by an oversized black acid-free 3-ply board and encapsulated in an archival resealable bag. Plus, we use special custom shipping materials to guarantee safe arrival, flat. Due to the large size of these sections, they will be shipped folded along the original crease.

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.


This 87+ year old Item is rated Fine. This fragile item has normal wear and tear from use--small tears, chips, and creases; plus a stain in the left margin.

  • Product Type: Orig. Rotogravure Section; Sepia
  • Grade: Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 16 x 22 inches; 41 x 56 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)