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1938 Epsom Downs Horse Race Golf TWA Stewardess Cadets - ORIGINAL RTO1

1938 Epsom Downs Horse Race Golf TWA Stewardess Cadets - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from The New York Times, Sunday issue, June 12, 1938. This three-page, double-sided section includes images of: the Epsom Downs Horse Race; Charley Yates, winner of the British Amateur Golf title; ten TWA stewardesses who have flown at least 250,000 miles--the Quarter-Million Milers Club; swimsuit fashions; the cadets of the U. S. Military Academy who will receive their commissions as Second Lieutenants at West Point; plus ads (some in color) for Bamboo Print play clothes from SAKS; travel ads to Puerto Rico and Quebec; an ad for the Blue and Gray Reunion at Gettysburg on the 75th anniversary of the battle; a full-page color ad for Red Cross Shoes; and a full-page ad for Yardley of London.

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