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1946 Winecoff Hotel fire disaster...



Item # 594855

December 7, 1946

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, December 7, 1946 

* Winecoff Hotel fire 
* Atlanta Georgia GA 
* Early 1st report on same day
 

The front page has a nice banner headline: "122 PERISH IN ATLANTA HOTEL FIRE"

with subheads that include: "Many Leap To Death From The Flaming Structure" and more (see photos). A very early report on the same day of the disaster which is probably why there were no photos as of yet.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, otherwise nice.

wikipedia notes: Hostelry Winecoff is best known for a fire that occurred there on December 7, 1946, in which 119 people died. It remains the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history, and prompted many changes in building codes. Guests at the hotel that night included teenagers attending a Tri-Y Youth Conference, Christmas shoppers, and people in town to see Song of the South. Arnold Hardy, a 26-year-old graduate student at Georgia Tech, became the first amateur to win a Pulitzer Prize in photography for his snapshot of a woman (later identified as survivor Daisy McCumber) in mid-air after jumping from the 11th floor of the hotel during the fire.

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