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On the 1929 stock market crash, in the New York Times...

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November 4, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 4, 1929 

* Stock Market Crash of 1929
* Wall Street anxiety continues
* Best title to have in

The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often conflicted with the reality of the time.
Given that the stock exchange is in New York City, the "Times" remains one of the most desired of all newspapers on the crash.
A front page one column head reads: "Wall Street Ready For Heavy Trading As Orders Pour In" plus related subheads including: "Postponement of Opening Time Today Possible to Break the Force of Expected Deluge" 'Buying Power In Doubt" "Some Selling Strength Said to Have Developed--Odd-Lot Orders Abundant" "No Day of Rest Again" and a bit more (see photos). And the many pages within provide a fascinating glimpse of life during those tumultuous weeks.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, light toning at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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