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1925 Dancers Edith Lindsey Orphans Maxwell House Coffee - ORIGINAL RTO1

1925 Dancers Edith Lindsey Orphans Maxwell House Coffee - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from the Los Angeles Sunday Times, November 8, 1925. This three-page, double-sided section includes images of dancers: Edith Lindsay in Russian costume, Florence Lewis, dance students of Alexander Oumansky, and Lillian Powell; various Los Angeles community benevolent organizations including Frances Helen Smith for the American Red Cross, Betty Mae Stein of the Los Angeles Orphan Asylum, Lolita Lopez at the Plaza Community Center, babies at the Children's Home of Southern California, Clinton Nelson for the Children's Hospital Society, and Earl Bryden at the Mother's Educational Center; the winners of the weekly amateur photographer's contest; plus various ads including Swan Pens and Pencils; Squibb; Nettleton Chiro-Pedic Shoes; and a full-page ad (16 x 22 inches) for Maxwell House Coffee with an illustration of "The War of the Roses" in Nashville, the friendly battle between the two Taylor brothers, Robert and Alfred, for the governorship of Tennessee.

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 86+ 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)