Wilbur Underhill shot and captured...

Item #687261

December 31, 1933

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, December 31, 1933

* Wilbur Underhill Jr. shot & captured

* "Tri-State Terror" - Oklahoma bandit

The front page has a one column heading: "Wilbur Underhill Makes Last Stand" with subhead. (see)

Complete with 40+ pages, light toning at the margins, a little spine wear, generally nice.

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Albert Einstein in 1929....

Item #687260

January 25, 1929

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 25, 1929.

* Albert Einstein's new field theory

* Electricity - magnetism - gravitation

The front page of section three has a one column heading: "Scientists Plot to Upset Law of Gravitation" with subhead. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the d... See More  

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President James Monroe dies on the 4th of July...

Item #687259

July 23, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1831

* President James Monroe

* 4th of July death

An inside page has: "Death Of James Monroe--Fifth President of the United States" and still in the heading is printed: "At the house of his son-in law, Samuel L. Gouverneur, esq. New York at half past 3 o'clock P.M. July 4, 1831."

What follows is a lengthy "Biblio... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page... Battle of Shiloh...

Item #687253

September 27, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue has on the ftpg: "Hoosiers Pouring Into Cincinnati to Enlist For the Defence of That City". Nice war reporting inside including: "The Great Battle of Sharpsburg" (Shiloh) which takes over... See More  

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End of fighting in the Civil War...

Item #687252

May 29, 1865


* Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders

* re. Jefferson Davis capture

* Last battles of the Civil War

The top of the first column has an embellishment beneath which is: "PEACE ! " "Kirby Smith Surrenders" "The Old Flag Waves From Maine to the Rio Grande!". Also on the front page is: "JEFF DAVIS" "An Of
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Abraham Lincoln is elected president...

Item #687250

November 12, 1864


* Abraham Lincoln elected president (2nd term)

* 1st report plus Civil War reporting

 Page 3 has a nice illustration headed: "Prison At Andersonville, Georgia" with related text with one column heads: "Rebel Cruelties To Prisoners" "The Horrors of Andersonville, of Libby Prison, and of Relic Isle" "Plunde
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Two front page Civil War maps...

Item #687248

October 13, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 13, 1861  The front page has two maps titled: "THE AFFAIR AT CHICAMACOMICO" and "THE FIGHT AT SANTA ROSA ISLAND" which is in Florida near Pensacola Bay.

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Advance of the Rebels on the Potomac" "Battle Between the Rebels and Col. Wilson's Regiment Near For... See More  

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The Battle of Antietam, with a map...

Item #687241

September 22, 1862


* Battle of Antietam w/ map

* Sharpsburg, Maryland

* "Bloodiest battle in U.S. history"

A nice issue on this historic Battle of Antietam, with a nice map headed: "THE BATTLE FIELD OF ANTIETAM, Wednesday, September 17th, 1862". This was the bloodiest day of the Civil War with both sides loosing over 10,000 men in killed &am... See More  

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Confederate Civil War title from Kentucky...

Item #687240

April 27, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, April 27, 1861

* Rare pro-Confederate title

* 1st year of the Civil War

Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confederate ... See More  

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Lincoln's State of the Union address, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #687239

December 04, 1861

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 1861 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "The President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to Congress, signed in type at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln.

Logically, much of his focus is on... See More  

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The Gettysburg Address in a Pennsylvania newspaper...

Item #687238

November 20, 1863

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1863  The front page has over two columns taken up with: "The Solemnities At Gettysburg" "Dedication of The Cemetery Of The Heroes" "Oration of Hon. Edward Everett".

As many know, Everett was the keynote speaker at the ceremonies, and he droned on for two hours. Page 2 has some additional reporting on the event under: "... See More  

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Assassination attempt upon Adolph Hitler...

Item #687232

November 09, 1939

THE BOSTON POST, Nov.  9, 1939  

* Adolph Hitler assassination attempt

* Pre Operation Valkyrie

* Bürgerbräukeller - George Elser

The front page has a tow-oine vanner headline: "ATTEMPT TO KILL HITLER FAILS, 6 DEAD 670 INJURED BY BOMB" with various subheads. There is also a photo captioned: "Hitler Salutes Party Members Before Explosion".

Complete i... See More  

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A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #687226

June 04, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, June 4, 1889  

* Very rare wild West publication

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is perhaps the most uncommon. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

The content is much as would be expected from a mining town, including many legal notices co... See More  

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Much on the funeral of George Washington...

Item #687225

January 04, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 4, 1800 

* George Washington funeral

* President John Adams

All four pages have wide black mourning rules for the death of George Washington.

Page 2 has: "Further Respectful Testimonials, Sacred to George Washington, Deceased" "By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation" signed in type: John Adams, concerning: ... See More  

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Fine accounts of the Battle of Fort Washington...

Item #687221

December 05, 1776

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, December 5, 1776  Certainly a nice Revolutionary War newspaper for display as the entire front page is taken up with: "An ACT for Providing a Reinforcement to the AMERICAN ARMY." by the state of Massachusetts Bay.

Page 2 has an overly optimistic letter beginning: "By this time we judge the capital events of the American ... See More  

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Tarring & feathering for villains...

Item #687218

February 11, 1774

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, Feb. 11, 1774  The front page has a brief item: "We hear that the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., is appointed to deliver the ORATION in commemoration of the Bloody Tragedy on the 5th of March 1770." which was the Boston Massacre.

Page 2 begins with a report of a man being tarred & feathered for an unwarranted seizure of a ship, with a not... See More  

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1772 - colonial New York... British Royal-themed engraving of a coat-of-arms...

Item #687198

April 16, 1772

THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, April 16, 1772  The masthead features a British Royal-themed engraving of a coat-of-arms.

Page 2 has various news item, mostly from London. One-bit notes: "It is said the whole military establishment for the British colonies is to consist of 13,000 effective men, exclusive of their militia." Pages 3 & 4 are taken up with advertise... See More  

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Likely the most desired masthead from the 18th century...

Item #687194

October 23, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774  It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead.

In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is com... See More  

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1934 Harveys Lake murder...

Item #687190

May 06, 1935


* Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania murder

* Freda McKechnie & Robert Edwards

* "American Tragedy" execution

The front page has a nice banner headline: "GIRL'S SLAYER DIES IN CHAIR" with subhead. Nice for display. Three related photos are on the back page. (see)

Complete with 32 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small bin... See More  

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Dramatic "Stalin Dies" issue...

Item #687181

March 06, 1953

DAILY NEWS, New York, March 6, 1953  A very dramatic front page: "STALIN DIES" "End Sets Off Fight for Rule; Malenkov Gets Pavda's Nod" "Vishinsky Off Today". Further details on page 3. 

Present are only 12 of the 68 pages, but it is the displayable headline that makes this issue attractive. Tabloid size, very nice condition.... See More  

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Rare & erroneous "Germany Surrenders" report...

Item #687180

April 28, 1945

TIMES HERALD, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1945  

* Rare & erroneous "Germany Surrenders" report

A very unusual "Extra" issue as the report--boldly printed on the front page: "GERMANY SURRENDERS" was erroneous on this date. Germany would not surrender until May 7.

The only other text on the front page is a report datelined from London, April 28: "G... See More  

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Putting the Constitution into effect, & New York is the capital...

Item #687174

September 20, 1788


* United States Constitution into effect

* New York City as nation's capital

 The top of the front page has an article signed by: "A Federalist" which is very supportive of the new Constitution, then being considered for ratification by the various states. It notes in part: "...The game that is now playing by the ant... See More  

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Four front page signatures by George Washington...

Item #687171

May 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 28, 1796 

* President George Washington

A very displayable newspaper, as the front page has not one but four Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One concerns: "...allowing compensation for horses killed in battle belonging to officers of the army of the United States."

The back page features 12 ill... See More  

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The Indians out west... General Crook to General Sherman...

Item #687170

July 18, 1876

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, July 18, 1876  

* Post Battle of the Little Bighorn

* Great Sioux War of 1876

The front page has a letter signed by General: Geo. F. Crook to General Sherman concerning the situation with the Indians with mention of the camp on the Little Horn. 

Page 2 has: "The Black Hills Prospects--Troops & Supplies for Terry"... See More  

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An address to the President, with his response...

Item #687169

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798  Page 2 has an: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.

Four pages, two very discrete archival mends inside, great c... See More  

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1934 Kelayres Massacre - Pennsylvania....

Item #687165

November 06, 1934

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1934

* Kelayres Massacre - Pennsylvania

* Democratic parade shooting

* "Big Joe" Bruno

The front page has a one column heading: "BULLETS MOW MARCHERS DOWN DURING PARADE" with subheads. (see) Another related article on the front page. First report coverage on the Kelayres massacre, an attack on Democratic parade marche... See More  

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Civil Works Administration created by FDR....

Item #687163

November 09, 1933

THE DETROIT NEWS, November 9, 1933 

* The creation of the Civil Works Administration

* New Deal - Great Depression

* Franklin D. Roosevelt - FDR

The front page has a banner headline "38,000 Jobs Here In U. S. Plan'" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Civil Works Administration being created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Other news, sports and advert... See More  

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Dillinger's aid, Herbert Youngblood, killed...

Item #687162

March 17, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 17, 1934

* The hunt for John Dillinger

* Negro Herbert Youngblood Shot Dead

* Crown Point, Indiana escape partner

* re. famous wooden gun jail break

The front page has a one column heading: "AIDE, SHOT, REVEALS DILLINGER'S TRAIL" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 32 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, gen... See More  

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Byron Nelson wins 1942 Masters golf tournament

Item #687160

April 14, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 14, 1942

* Byron Nelson wins Masters Tournament

* Augusta National Golf Club - Georgia

* World War II - WWII era

The sport's section (page 26) has a banner headline: "Nelson Beats Hogan by Stroke to Take Masters' Golf Laurels Secpnd Time" with subheads, photo and scores. First report coverage on Byron Nelson winning the 1942 Masters Golf Tourname... See More  

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Great account of the Dartmoor Prisoner Massacre...

Item #687157

July 17, 1815


* Dartmoor Prison massacre

* American prisoners

Inside contain over three pages on the infamous Dartmoor Prisoner Massacre, perhaps the most detailed account of this event we have seen in a newspaper. Included is a: "List of Prisoners Wounded on the Evening of the 6th April, 1815" and "Description of Death Wounds Inflicted on the Eve... See More  

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An early, handsome issue from the colonies... Nice Ben Franklin content...

Item #687150

July 05, 1762


* Rare colonial publication

* Benjamin Franklin

A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by t... See More  

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Further on Ethan Allen's narrative of his captivity...

Item #687145

November 20, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1779  Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, prefaced with a paragraph signed in type by the Clerk of the General Assembly, none other than: Thomas Paine.

Page 3 has yet another Act which is prefaced with an intro signed: Thomas Paine.

All of page 4 is taken up with the continued "Narrative of Col... See More  

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Battle of the Bulge to begin the next day.......

Item #687143

December 15, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1944

* Battle of Bulge to begin (EVE)

* Armies line up at Siegfried Line (Westwall)

* World War II - WWII

The top of the front page has a six column headline: "7TH ARMY AT WESTWALL, SEEKS AN OPENING" with subheads. Two related maps are on page 4. The initial beginning of the infamous battle would begin the very next day.

Other news, sports and ad... See More  

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Georgia wins Rose Bowl in 1943...

Item #687134

January 02, 1943

THE TIMES PICAYUNE, New Orleans, January 2, 1943

* Rose Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs vs. UCLA Bruins

* Orange Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Boston College

* Sugar Bowl: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Tulsa

* Cotton Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The sport's section has coverage on the four major bowl games with a page 13 banner headline: "Georgia Scores Twice in Last... See More  

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Thoughts on the prospect of war with England... Printing of The Declaration...

Item #687127

July 02, 1812


* Declaration of Independence anniversary

* War with England imminent ?

On the ftpg. under "The Patriotism Of Our Fathers" is: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. By The Representatives Of The U. States Of America In Congress Assembled:  A Declaration" (see photos below). Hereafter is the text of the Declaration of Independence, s... See More  

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"The Last Raft" Susquehanna River disaster....

Item #687124

March 21, 1938

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Penn., March 21, 1938

* Historic "The Last Raft" tragedy

* West Branch of Susquehanna River

* Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

* From McGees Mills, Clearfield County

The front page has a one column heading: "HISTORY RAFT CRASHES; 1 DEAD, SIX ARE MISSING" with subhead subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on "The Last Raft&... See More  

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1943 Withholding tax bill signed into law...

Item #687123

June 11, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 11, 1943

* Withholding tax bill signed into law

* President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)

* World War II era

The top of the front page has a one column headings: "PAY-AS-YOU-GO TAX IS SIGNED INTO LAW; IN EFFECT ON JULY 1" "Wage and Salary Earners Will Find 20% Withheld to Put Then on Current Basis" and more. (see) First report coverage continues o... See More  

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Geraldo Machado flees... Cuban revolution...

Item #687122

August 13, 1933


* Gerardo Machedo flees Cuba

* Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada

* Cuban revolution of 1933

The front page has a nice banner headline: "MACHADO FLEES; KILL 35 AIDS" with subheads. (see) Nice for display.

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 24 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes al... See More  

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1933 Prohibition ending (eve)...

Item #687121

December 04, 1933

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, December 4, 1933

* Prohibition ending (eve of)

* Day of Beer returns

* Legal liquor

The front page has a two column heading: "Wets Join Drys in Plea for Temperance as Arid Period Approaches End"  with subhead. (see) Coverage on the impending end of prohibition in America the following day. 

Complete with 22 pages, light toning at ... See More  

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish football... 1946 National champions....

Item #687120

December 06, 1966

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 6, 1966

* Notre Dame Fighting Irish

* Named National champions

* NCAA college football

The sport's section (page 62) has a one column heading: "Notre Dame Voted No. 1 by Writers In Concluding Poll" with standings. (see) First report coverage on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish officially being named national champions of college football by the AP po... See More  

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1878 Birch Creek battle... Indians...

Item #687119

July 11, 1878

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 11 , 1878

* Battle of Birch Creek

* Near Pendleton, Oregon

* Bannock War - Indians

The top of page 5 has one column headings: "HOWARD STRIKES INDIANS" "A Gallant Fight On Butler Creek" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, generally nice.

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1961 Alabama football national title...

Item #687118

December 06, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 6, 1961

* Alabama Crimson Tide national title

* Coach Bear Bryant's 1st championship

* NCAA college football

Page 62 has a one column heading: "ALABAMA ELEVEN NAMED CHAMPION" with subhead and standings. (see) First report coverage on Alabama Crimson Tide college football team being named the 1961 national champs by the AP Poll. This was Coach Paul... See More  

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Debut of the NBA... 1st ever pro basketball game in Chicago...

Item #687117

November 03, 1946


* 2nd ever NBA basketball game

* Chicago Stags 1st game

* Historic report

Page 4of section 2 has a somewhat discrete report with a one column heading: "Stags Win 1st Start in New Basket League" (see) This was actually the 2nd ever NBA game played (night before) and the very 1st in Chicago. Terrific to have this in a Chicago publicati... See More  

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Prohibition repeal as a political ploy in 1932...

Item #687114

June 30, 1932


* 1932 Democratic National Convention

* Prohibition plank - repeal is majority

* Legalize beer & liquor goes political

The top of the front page has a nice banner headline: "REPEAL PLANK WINS, 934-213" with subheads and more. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news, sports and a... See More  

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Premiere of "Rocky", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #687113

December 01, 1976

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 1, 1976

* Best "Rocky" advertisement

* Grand Opening Day movie premiere

* American sports drama film

* Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Rocky" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood are... See More  

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Michael Jordan's very 1st NBA game...

Item #687112

October 27, 1984

LOS ANGLES TIMES, Oct. 27, 1984

* Michael Jordan's makes his NBA debut

* Chicago Bulls professional basketball

Page 13 of the sport's section has a very small and inconspicuous heading: "Chicago 109, Washington 93" with text beginning with: "Michael Jordan, who has received more accolades than any rookie since Magic Johnson, scored 17 points in his debut in Chicago...... See More  

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1935 Federal Music Project creation

Item #687111

August 04, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 4, 1935

* Federal Music Project

* New Deal Program

* Nikolai Sokoloff

* Franklin D. Roosevelt

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "18,000 Musicians to Get Jobs In Federal Arts Relief Program" with subhead. (see) Article continues inside with photo of Nikolai Sokoloff. First report coverage on the creation of the Federal Morusic Project,... See More  

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1st weekend of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", in a L.A. newspaper...

Item #687110

June 24, 1988

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 24, 1988

* "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" - Robert Zemeckis

* Best Grand Opening weekend movie advertisement

* Live-action/animated comedy

A terrific issue on the premiere weekend of the motion picture hit "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and perhaps no better newspaper could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment indus... See More  

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First Alcatraz Prison escape attempt in 1936...

Item #687108

April 28, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1936

* 1st Alcatraz Island escape attempt

* Federal prison - Joseph Bowers

The top of page 10 has a one column heading: "CONVICT IS KILLED FLEEING ALCATRAZ" with subheads. (see)

Complete with all 44 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

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1946 Alcatraz Island Prison riot...

Item #687107

May 04, 1946


* Alcatraz Island prison riot

* San Francisco Bay "The Rock"

The front page has a three column headline: "ALCATRAZ BATTLE PRESSED, 'DEAL' DENIED TO CONVICTS; 2 GUARDS DEAD, 13 INJURED" with subheads. (see) Related photos on page 3. (see) Lengthy coverage continues on page 3 with related photos. Always nice to have notable events in... See More  

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