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Item # 645923

November 3, 1948

(was $3,375.00) CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 3, 1948  See the photos for what is arguably the most recognizable headline of the 20th century: "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN". Even those not remotely knowledgeable about historic newspapers are familiar with this headline as it appeared in countless history books, historical reviews of the 20th century, and presidential campaign and election reports.
It was the early "two star" edition of this paper which printed this famous error, changed with the second edition. And there were actually two different "two star" editions, one noting "City 54 pages" above the stars (presumably for city distribution) and the other without "city 54 pages" as is the case with this edition (presumably mean for distribution to the suburbs). The former had 54 pages and the latter 40 pages. It is interesting to note that the typesetters of the Tribune were on strike at the time so much of this issue was set using a typewriter, giving it its amateur appearance.  Some sentences are even pasted in upside down.
As the photos show, this newspaper is in very nice condition with virtually no edge or fold wear.  Just a slight bit of toning, and a very minor archival mend to a pg. 2 margin. One of the nicer issues of this rarity that we have offered.
Also with this issue is THE WASHINGTON POST, Dec. 27, 1972 with a banner headline: "Former President Truman Dies at 88". On the front page is the famous photo of Truman holding the Chicago Daily Tribune with with the error headline "Dewey Defeats Truman". A great issue to have paired with the 1948 edition.
The Post issue is the complete first section with 22 pages, archival repair at the spine, good condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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