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Death of Babe Ruth...
Item # 660956
August 18, 1948
THE DETROIT NEWS, August 18, 1948.
* Babe Ruth death - Yankee Stadium viewing
The front page has a one column heading: "50,000 Pass Ruth's Bier" with subhead. Photo of a crowd waiting to view Ruth's body at Yankee Stadium is on the back page. (see) Ruth died just two days prior.
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. Nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century