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1931 Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot....

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April 27, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 27, 1931

* Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot
* New York City gangster
* Babe Ruth in wheelchair photo

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "'LEGS' DIAMOND SHOT AT INN IN CATSKILLS; CONDITION CRITICAL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage here. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
The sport's section (page 27) has two column photo with heading: "Ruth, Back From Boston, Helped Into Wheel-Chair as 500 Watch" with subhead. (see) Such photos and coverage would probably only be in a New York City publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 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. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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