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Rodman Wanamaker death... Dept. store magnate...



Item # 650191

March 10, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 10, 1928

* Rodman Wanamaker death
* Department store magnate


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "R. WANAMAKER DIES SUDDENLY AT 65 AT ATLANTIC CITY" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of Rodman Wanamaker, department store magnate.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 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. Nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Lewis Rodman Wanamaker was a department store magnate. He owned stores in Philadelphia, New York City, and Paris, France. He was a patron of the arts, of education, of golf and athletics, of Native American scholarship, and was an investor in early aviation. He served as a Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania in 1916.

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