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

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November 5, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 5, 1929 

* Start of the Great Depression
* Stock market crash impact

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 has a 2 column, 3 line head: "Stocks Sag 2 to 17 Points In Day Of Orderly Selling; Sessions Cut to 3 Hours" with related subheads including: "Prices Decline Steadily" "Huge Blocks Offered at Opening--Selling Wave Marks the Close" "Many Issues Show Gains" "Brokers Welcome Relief" "View Calm of 6,202,930 Share Day as Marking End of Public Hysteria." and a bit more (see). And the many pages within provide a fascinating glimpse of life during those tumultuous weeks.
This is the "rag edition", created in very high quality newsprint exclusively for institutional holdings & very desirable as such. Complete in 60 pages, a few binding slits along the spine, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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