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First Woman to fly the Atlantic... Amelia Earhart...

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June 8, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 8, 1928 

* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart
* About to make history
* Airplane "Friendship"

Less than 13 months after Charles Lindbergh's heralded accomplishment, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to achieve the feat. The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "FRIENDSHIP FAILS THRICE TO TAKE OFF" with subheads. (see) Weather would delay her from finishing the journey for more than a week.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 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. A few binding slits along the spine, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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