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1939 Army Air Corps Bombers Newport Art NY World's Fair - ORIGINAL RTO1

1939 Army Air Corps Bombers Newport Art NY World's Fair - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from The New York Times, Sunday Issue, August 6, 1939. This four-page, double-sided section includes cover images of Army Air Corps planes flying over America--eight bombers flying over lower New York; twelve bombers in formation over the Grand Canyon; a squadron of bombers over Manhattan; and planes from March Field flying over Lake Meade; plus interior images of various sports including the Tour de France; Queen Elizabeth; the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on the Riviera; an exhibition of images of Newport by the Newport Art Association; the 1939-1940 debutantes; images from the 1939 New York World's Fair; women's fall hat fashions; and images of a typical Hollywood day for James Roosevelt, Vice-President of Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.; 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 72+ year old Item is rated Fine+. This fragile item has normal wear and tear from use: including 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)