1940 WWII Blitz London Air Raid Shelter Churchill WW2 - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from The New York Times, Sunday Issue, September 22, 1940. This three-page, double-sided section has cover images of life during the Blitz in London including Prime Minister Churchill, King George and Queen Elizabeth inspecting the damage to Buckingham Palace from German bombing; plus many other interior images and ads including a full-page (16 x 22 inches) color ad for Gulistan carpets.

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. (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.

CONDITION

This 71+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine. This fragile item has normal wear and tear from use including small tears, chips, and creases.

  • Product Type: Orig. Rotogravure Section; Sepia
  • Grade: Very Fine / 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)

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