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William "Pussyfoot" Johnson death....

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February 3, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 3, 1945

* William E. Johnson death
* U.S. prohibition leader

The top of page 11 has a one column heading: "W. E. JOHNSON DIES; DRY CRUSADER, 82" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on American prohibition advocate and law enforcement officer, William "Pussyfoot" Johnson. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 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. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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