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1927 Helen Meany Forty Niners Bill Tilden Wills Moody - ORIGINAL RTO1

1927 Helen Meany Forty Niners Bill Tilden Wills Moody - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from the Los Angeles Sunday Times, July 24, 1927. This three-page, double-sided section includes images of: Helen Meany diving; a bucking steer at the Cheyenne Frontier Days; Mrs. W. E. Boeing christening the first plane to leave Crissy Field in San Francisco; images from the land of the Forty-Niners including James W. Marshall and Sutter's Mill; fashions viewed at Catalina, posed and directed by Peggy Hamilton, with models Mary McAllister, Kathryn McGuire, Helen Cox, and Majel Coleman; sports images including Bill Tilden, Helen Wills Moody, Betty Nuthall, tennis; yachting; the Brisbane steeplechase; Ralph Smith, pole vaulting; Earl Reigal, walking; J. A. Gibson, hurdles; the Rockingham Speedway; the regatta of the Massachusetts Gold Cup Association; the S. S. Transylvania; the Charles Evans Hughes family; scenes from the play "The Life of Christ" at the Hollywood Pilgrimage Theatre; the choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood; plus various ads.

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 84+ year old Item is rated Fine. This fragile item has normal wear and tear from use plus misc. moderate 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)