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Byrd's flight over South Pole...

Item # 616058

November 29, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 29, 1929 

* Aviator Richard Evelyn Byrd 
* South Pole flight begins 
* Ernie Nevers makes NFL record in scoring

This 44 page newspaper has a great three line banner headline on the front page: "COMMANDER BYRD OFF ON FLIGHT TO THE SOUTH POLE; RADIO REPORTS 'ALL IS WELL' AT 6:30 A.M., 8 HOURS OUT; PASSES SLEDGE PARTY ON THE TRAIL AND DROPS MESSAGES" with subheads and nice photo of Byrd (see photos). Much more on pages 2 & 3. Loads of text, way too much to photograph here. 1st report coverage on the beginning of Richard Byrd's famous flight over the South Pole. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day including one column headlines on page 31: "40 Points, Pro Mark, Scored By Nevers" and more. Coverage on Ernie Nevers scoring 40 point in one game which is still a NFL football record to this day.
Complete, rag edition in great condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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