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Balloon flight record into the stratosphere...

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August 18, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 18, 1932

* Ballooning flight into the stratosphere
* Auguste Piccard & Max Cosyns
* Altitude record broken (53,153 ft.)

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "PICCARD IN BALLOON STARTS FOR ASCENT INTO STRATOSPHERE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the takeoff of the record breaking balloon flight continues on page 3 with 2 related photos. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 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.

Category: The 20th Century

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