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Most recognized of all 20th century headlines...



Item # 161571

November 3, 1948

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 3, 1948 See the photo for what could easily be the most recognizable headline of the 20th century: DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN. Even people who are not remotely knowledgeable about historic newspapers are familiar with this headline! The early edition of this paper printed this famous error, which was changed with the second edition, however several bundles had already been shipped to the Chicago suburbs. It is interesting to note that the typesetters of the Tribune were on strike at the time, so much of this issue was set using a typewriter, giving it its amateur appearance. Some sentences are even pasted in upside down! Has some soft folds, in the fifth column there are three very small tears along the fold, a minor tear in the text in the last column is archivally mended, and a tear in the blank outer margin is also archivally mended, otherwise the issue is in very good condition. This is the COMPLETE ISSUE! Certainly a cornerstone issue for any newspaper collection.

Category: The 20th Century

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