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Bob Mathias wins Olympic gold in 1948....

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August 7, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 7, 1948 

* Bob Mathias wins Olympic gold medal
* Decathlon in London England

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "U.S. Boy, 17, Wins Decathlon In Eerie Setting at Olympics" with subhead: "Mathias Beats Athletes of 19 Nations in 10 Events Ending Under Lights" and photo of Robert Mathias Much more coverage on the Olympics in the sport's section. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 28 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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