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1926 Marilyn Mills LA Horse Show Zeppelin Helen Keller - ORIGINAL RTO1

1926 Marilyn Mills LA Horse Show Zeppelin Helen Keller - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from the Los Angeles Sunday Times, February 7, 1926. This two-page, double-sided section includes images of the Los Angeles National Horse Show including: President W. W. Mines, Marilyn Mills, Martha Woodin, Marcorita Hellman, Joan Burroughs, Gwendolyn C. Longyear, and various show horses-- "Beverly" "Royal Flash" "Grand Master" "Gracita" "Dorothy Dare", "Master" "Carnation" and "Kentucky Bob" ; Goodyear's proposed super zeppelin; Mount Vesuvius; the high altar at St. Peter's in Rome; Henry Ford; conductor Leopold Stokowski inspecting the $250,000 Rodman Wanamake collection of rare violins; the grounding of the Belgium Ocean Line steamer Comtesse de Flandres; small images of such personalities as Alyce Mills, Mrs. Aimee Semple McPherson, and Helen Keller reading the lips of First Lady, Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge; the Bears and the Tigers football game; plus various ads including one for Fleischmann's Yeast.

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 85+ 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)