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December 19, 1903
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Dec. 19, 1903
* Famous Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
* Orville & Wilbur Wright - Historic 1st report on the airplane
Page 7 has a relatively inconspicuous report which announces one of the more significant events of the early 20th century: manned flight. The one column heads include: "IS A REAL FLYING MACHINE" "O... See More
December 26, 1908
THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Dec. 26, 1908
* Jack Johnson wins Heavyweight boxing crown
* 1st Negro boxer champion (1st report)
* Tommy Burns
Page 3 has an article with one column heads: "Jack Johnson The New Heavyweight Champion" and: "Great Crowd Witnesses His Defeat of Tommy Burns at Sydney". The coverage is quite detailed (see for portions) taking about ... See More
June 25, 1910
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 25, 1910 In an age when the railroad was transportation king, and the airplane was the next great transportation adventure, the front page could not be better. The full pg. is taken up with a print captioned: "Hamilton's biplane traveling above & beside the locomotive of the special train during his flight from New York to Philadelphia and ret... See More
May 4, 1912
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 4, 1912 The ftpg. is taken up with a very curious photo of: "The 'Beetle'--A New French Monoplane with Turnable Wings", one of the many now-comical contraptions many thought would revolutionize manned flight. A related article with more prints inside.
Page 23 has an article: "A Tribute to the Engineers of the 'Titanic' "... See More
Item #180068SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York A lot of ten issues from 1900 - 1915. Not a "supplement" of the regular issue, but rather a separate stand-alone title which got its start to report on the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Nice condition & a wealth of illustrations and photos throughout.
September 1, 1923
"THE COMBINED NEW YORK MORNING NEWSPAPERS", as is printed across the very top. Sept., 1923 A curious issue, as ten New York City morning newspapers were combined to produce this single newspaper, with the masthead of each appearing at the top making for a very curious front page (see). The union pressmen went out on an "outlaw" strike at the time, hence this combined news... See More
January 24, 1934
THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, Texas, January 24, 1934
* Outlaw Clyde Barrow photo
* Bonnie and Clyde fame
The front page has two, one column photos of Clyde Barrow & Raymond Hamilton with caption: "Texas' Enemies Nos. 1 and 2" and text that includes: "The daring of Clyde Barrow, last of the Bloody Barrows of West Dallas slum fame...." Rare to find period photos... See More
September 16, 1936
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 16, 1936
* Very early mention on exterminating the Jews
* Julius Streicher speech at Nuremberg
* Nazi propaganda figure
Page 14 contains one of the earliest reports of extermination as the solution to the "Jewish problem" not just in Germany but throughout the world. The report has one column heads: "Streicher Advises Foreigners On Jews" &quo... See More
September 1, 1939
DAILY TIMES, Chicago, Sept. 1, 1939
* World War II begins -- initial start
* Adolph Hitler defies the World
A terrific issue for display on the beginning World War II in Europe with huge & bold 6 3/4 inch letters announcing: "WAR" and beneath it: " 'AID!' POLES DEMAND!" The limited text on the ftpg. begins: "The Polish ambassador to London today no... See More
January 1, 1944
BEACON, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1944 A military paper produced at the Navy Yard, which was a major site for not only the building of new warships but also the repair of vessels damaged in the war. As would be expected there is a great wealth of war-related content, with an emphasis of naval items.
Eight pages, 10 1/2 by 16 pages, printed on high quality paper, nice condition. The photos sho... See More
January 24, 1945
THE STARS & STRIPES, the "Daily Newspaper of U.S. Armed Forces in the European Theater of Operations" as noted in the masthead. This is a nice collection of six complete issues from March & April of 1945 reporting on this climactic advance into Germany & the crossing of the Rhine, each with a photo or map on the ftpg. Dates are: March 30 & 31; April 1, 8, 11, & ... See More
May 7, 1945
THE STAR DISPATCH--EXTRA, May 7, 1945 A fictitious movie-prop newspaper with no city or state listed (typical with such), announcing the end of the War in Europe. There are 8 pages but the content inside is just "filler" to make it appear like a "regular" newspaper, with news reports repeated in several pages. Would be interesting to research which movie in which this new... See More
August 14, 1945
NEW ORLEANS ITEM--2nd EXTRA, Aug. 14, 1945
* World War II ends
* Japanese surrenders
Certainly one of the more dramatic issues on the end of World War II to be found, with the entire top half of the front page taken u with "P E A C E !" in huge, bold letters, measuring 8 1/2 inches tall. The subhead reads: "Japs Accept Allied Terms"
Eight pages, two folds with a b... See More
August 14, 1945
SUN-GAZETTE, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, August 14, 1945
* World War II ends
* Japanese surrenders
* Terrific headline
We have handled many dramatic V-J Day newspapers through the years but few have been as dramatic and displayable as this one. This "Special Edition", as noted in the upper left and right corners, has a bold, two line head taking the entire top half of the ... See More
November 22, 1963
ORLANDO EVENING STAR--EXTRA, Florida, November 22, 1963 Certainly to go down in history as one of the more memorable events of the 20th century, this newspaper has a bold banner headline proclaiming the tragedy: "PRESIDENT SLAIN" with the subhead reading: "Suspect Seized After Cop Shot".
All the text on the ftpg. deals with the Kennedy assassination & also includes a... See More
July 21, 1969
THE NATAL WITNESS--SPECIAL, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, July 21, 1969
* Neil Armstrong
* Man walks on the Moon
The historic ftpg. headline in red ink announces: "HISTORY MADE AS TWO MEN WALK ON MOON" with photos of the 3 astronauts and a mock-up of: "And This Is How It Looked".
A rare opportunity for an historic issue from South Africa! Present are the outer l... See More
December 9, 1980
LIVERPOOL ECHO, England, December 9, 1980 Few could argue for a more desirable and scarce newspaper on the death of John Lennon than this, his hometown newspaper.
To anyone who grew up on the 1960's the death of Beatle John Lennon was a tragic event and the end of an era. Reports of his death are desired by collectors of many interests and are more rare than assassination reports of J.F... See More
September 8, 1998
THE ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH -- STADIUM EXTRA, September 8, 1998 This "Stadium Extra Edition" reports Mark McGwire's breaking of Roger Maris' single season home run record. This issue is unique and quite difficult to find as it was only available at the stadium. Great to have this report in a St. Louis paper.
Complete in 20 pages, nice condition, some typical ink smudging (... See More
November 30, 2001
LIVERPOOL ECHO, England, November 30, 2001 This is the regular 52 page daily issue of this newspaper from George Harrison's hometown, the edition as sold on the streets of Liverpool the morning after his death. The ftpg. features a recent photo of Harrison with the headline: "BEATLE GEORGE IS DEAD" and various subheads (see photos). There are several reports and additional p... See More
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