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Babe Ruth Hits Grand Slam... Graf Zeppelin off on around the world flight...



Item # 651081

August 8, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 8, 1929

* Graf Zeppelin starts around World flight (airship)
* Babe Ruth hits grand slam home run with nice photo

The front page has a two column headline: "ZEPPELIN OFF AT 12:40 A. M. ON FLIGHT AROUND WORLD WITH FAIR WEATHER AHEAD" with many subheads and other related reports. Continues on page 2 with related photos. (see)
The sport' section (page 19) has a six column headline: "Yanks and Athletics Divide Before 46,000; Ruth Hits 28th" with subheads and a nice 4 column photo of Babe Ruth crossing home plate. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 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. Minor spine wear, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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