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1924 World Tour Southern California Map Aileen Riggin - ORIGINAL RTO1

1924 World Tour Southern California Map Aileen Riggin - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from the Los Angeles Sunday Times, May 25, 1924. This two-page, double-sided section includes images of: a Novel Southland "World" Motor Tour by Charles Owens --a day trip along Southern California highways stopping at quasi-exotic sights; Memorial Day images including two daughters of former slaves decorating their "white folks" graves on Confederate Memorial Day; swimming races at the Christie Athletic Club's spring meet; Aileen Riggin, Olympic diving champion; plus various ads including Lux Laundry Soap; the "Jiffy" Blouse from York Manufacturing; Houbigant Perfume; and the Hotel Savoy in Seattle.

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.

  • 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)