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SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 30, 1911
* Indianapolis 500 Inaugural
The top of page 2 has first column heads: "Speed Mania Rules Town" "Thousands At Indianapolis" "Burman Breaks Four Records" Much nice text on the first running of what would become a classic event in the world of sports: the Indianapolis 500.
Sixteen pages, irregular at the ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1915 The front cover is a dramatic illustration of a locomotive rushing over a damaged bridge (see). Inside has many photos of the latest military-related items, plus some nice automobile advertisements as well, including a color back cover ad for the "Oldsmobile" (see).
Complete in 32 pages plus covers, two minor repairs at the blank spine... See More
THE FATHERLAND, or VIERECK'S AMERICAN WEEKLY, New York. A bound volume of 52 issues for the year 1917. Begun as "The Fatherland" this was a World War I era weekly by poet, writer, and noted propagandist George Sylvester Viereck advocating "Fair Play for Germany and Austria-Hungary". Viereck outspokenly supported the German cause at the outset of World War I, and his poetry ... See More
"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
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 23, 1926
* First television transmission
* John Logie Baird
On the website: "Television History - The first 75 Years" is found: "On January 23, 1926, John Logie Baird (of Scotland) gave the world's first public demonstration of a mechanical television apparatus to approximately 40 members of the Royal Institution at his laboratory on Frit... See More
NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Feb. 26, 1927
* Many sports photos
Very much a sporting magazine at this point. The full ftpg. is a boxing photos: "Mike McTigue Writes 'Finis' On Paul Berlenbach's Ring Career." with more photos inside as well. Balance of the issue has many sports-themed photos, plus other items as well (see).
Complete in 24 pages, stitching at... See More
DOUGLAS DAILY DISPATCH, Arizona, Oct. 30, 1927 Banner headline for Charles Lindbergh some 5 months after his historic flight across the Atlantic: "22,350 Mile Tour Gives Lindbergh New Air Record" with subhead: "Youthful Aviator Visits Every State In Union In Three Months & Three Days; Sees Millions" plus a photos of him, his mother, and his plane (see).
Eight pages, ... See More
Inside has the first installment of a serialized story: "Tarzan and the Lion Man" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Other articles: "The Real Reason for Lindy's Latest Flight" which includes a photo o
Complete in 12 pages, 12 by 18 1/4 inches, cleanly cut at the blank spine, very nice condition. The image is representative of the one you will receive, but actual dates vary. However, all issues will have the masthead shown.
LIBERTY magazine, New York, May 30, 1936 The color cover is an illustration of Greta Garbo relating to inside article: "Why Garbo is Making Her Last Picture". Also in this issue: "Hitler Planning to be Kind to the Jews?" as mentioned on the cover, and "Olympic Forecast" which includes a photo Jesse Owens.
Complete in 64 pages, a bit irregular at the spine, 8 1/... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1940
* Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio"
* Introduced to the World
Page 18 has the first review of the new animated movie from the Disney Studios, "Pinocchio". This was their second animated movie following on the heels of the wildly successful "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
The very favorable review begins: "If Wes... See More
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
RIMBA POST, Biak, Netherlands East Antilles, October 4, 1945
* Rare military title from a remote island
Biak is a small island located just northwest of New Guinea. During World War II it was a strategic airfield of the Japanese Army serving as a base for operations in the Pacific theater. American forces eventually captured the island during the Battle of Biak in June of 1944. ... See More
THE BOSTON POST, Nov. 5, 1946
* Kennedy political dynasty beginning
* John F. Kennedy's 1st ever election - JFK
* U.S. House of Representatives (MA)
* Best title to be had ? very rare as such
A brief, inconspicuous report on page 6 of this election day issue marks the beginning of the Kennedy political dynasty which would last for 63 years. When Patrick Kennedy left his c... See More
* Jackie Robinson breaks racial barrier
* 1st regular season baseball game
* Texas City disaster (1st report)
Page 7 has the historic report of Jackie Robinson's first Major League regular season game. The brief note includes: "Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn's Negro first baseman, and the first of his race to
NEW YORK TIMES, February 23, 1950
* The movie "Cinderella"
* Walt Disney animated cartoon
* Opening day movie review
Page 33 has a review of the new movie by the Disney Studios titled, "Cinderella", which has gone on to become one of the all-time classics in cinematic history.
The review is headed: "Walt Disney's Feature Length 'Cinderella' at th... See More
An interesting collection of 8 issues of: "The News", a small newsletter which was the: "Journal of the International Newspaper Collector's Club", dates from 1950 to 1955. Crudely done by mimeograph, these issues provide an interesting perspective of what newspaper collectors were focused on 60+ years ago.
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
ORLANDO EVENING STAR, Florida, November 22, 1963
* Terrific issue for display
* JFK John F. Kennedy assassination
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: "Chief Executive Ambushed In Dallas Motorcade; Gov. Connal... See More
THE PARSONS SUN, Kansas, Feb. 8, 1964
* The Beatles arrive in America
* British invasion
A one column headline at the top of page 4 announces the arrival of the Beatles in America for the first time: "Reception For Beatles Is Delirious", noting them as: "...Britain's rock n' rollers with the haystack hairdos...". A great and historic event for any Beatles ... See More
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