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1941 WWII Welding Class Fort Dix Soldier Tenite Plastic - ORIGINAL RTO1

1941 WWII Welding Class Fort Dix Soldier Tenite Plastic - ORIGINAL RTO1

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This is an original rotogravure picture section from The New York Times, Sunday Issue, March 16, 1941. This two-page, double-sided section has cover images of America's defense machine preparing for war including a welding class at the Academy of Aeronautics at La Guardia Field; young flyers at Randolph Field in Texas; an aircraft detection unit in Seattle; an Army gunner with an anti-aircraft shell; and soldiers marching at Fort Dix, New Jersey; plus many other interior images and ads including a full-page (16 x 22 inches) color ad for products molded from Tenite, the colorful shatterproof Eastman Plastic from the Tennessee Eastman Corp.

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.


This 70+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine. This fragile item has normal wear and tear from use, plus 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)