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

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November 12, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 12, 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.
The front page has one column headlines: "STOCKS BREAK AGAIN IN NEW RUSH TO SELL; STEEL AT YEAR'S LOW" "Pressure Heavy At Close" "Slump Mystifies Brokers" and more with smaller subheads. Much more on page 3. Loads of text, too much to photograph here.
And the many pages within this issue provide a fascinating glimpse of life during those tumultuous weeks.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 64 pages, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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