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State of Eire declares independence...

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December 22, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 22, 1948

* State of Eire declares it's independence - Ireland
* Quentin Roosevelt II killed in airplane crash

The front page has a one column heading: "QUENTIN ROOSEVELT KILLED IN AIR CRASH" with subheads and photo. (see)
Page 11 has a small one column heading: "Eire's President Signs Bill ending British Tie" (see) Brief but 1st report coverage on the State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declaring its independence from British rule. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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