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1922 John Wanamaker death...

Item #693020

December 13, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 13, 1922

* John Wanamaker death

* Department store pioneer

The front page has a one column heading: "JOHN WANAMAKER DIES AT AGE OF 84 FROM HEART ATTACK" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of John Wanamaker, father of modern advertising continues inside with a illustration of him.

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1930 Standardville, Utah mining disaster...

Item #681669

February 08, 1930

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 8, 1930 

* Standardville, Utah (ghost town) 

* Mine explosion disaster

The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "20 Die In Utah Mine Disaster; 9 of 29 Survive" (see) Related photo is on the back page.

Complete with 28 pages, rag edition in very nice condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

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"Gulliver's Travels" - Max Fleischer's answer to Walt Disney's "Snow White"...

Item #655636

December 31, 1939


The back page of the weekly Pictures Section is fully dedicated to the new full-length animated film, "Gulliver's Travels," which was Max Fleischer's answer to the incredible success of Walt Disney's, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Multiple color sketches are included. See images for d... See More  

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Donald, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and several Dwarfs wish everyone a Merry Christmas - in color...

Item #655635

December 23, 1939

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Final Morning Edition, December 23, 1939

* Several Disney Characters wish everyone a Merry Christmas...

* Donald, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and several Dwarfs

* Signed work by Walt Disney - approx. 12 by 15 1/2 inches

The back page has an absolutely wonderful, large, color print showing work from Walt's hand which depicts Donald, Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and several... See More  

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Chemist Theodroe William Richards death...

Item #655460

April 03, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 3, 1928

* Theodore William Richards death

* 1st American Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry

* Harvard University - atomic weights - elements

The top of page 29 has a one column heading: "HARVARD CHEMIST, T. W. RICHARDS, DIES" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of Theodore William Richards, the first American scientist to receive the Nob... See More  

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1st Women's Air Derby death... ...

Item #655457

August 20, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 20, 1929

* 1st Women's Air Derby begins

* "Powder Puff Derby"

* Marvel Crosson's crash & death

* LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (airship)

* 1st to fly around the World (halfway)

The front page has a one column heading: "WOMAN DERBY FLIER IS LOST IN ARIZONA" with subheads. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete i... See More  

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Disney's "The Lady and the Tramp" - Premier weekend advertisement...

Item #655387

June 26, 1955


* First animated feature filmed in widescreen CinemaScope

* Disney's "The Lady and the Tramp"

* Premier weekend showing

Page B-13 has a nice advertisement for the premier weekend showing of Disney's, "The Lady and the Tramp," which was the first animated feature filmed in widescreen CinemaScope. Ads for Cole Porter's &qu... See More  

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Al Capone out - Johnny "the Immune" Torrio takes over...

Item #655282

June 19, 1931

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 19, 1931  The front page has an article headed: "New Leader Takes Place Of Al Capone," which announces that Johnny "the Immune" Torrio has taken over the gangland leadership - with more.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day are present as well.

Complete in 22 pages, small binding holes along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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Babe Ruth & Max Schmeling together in same photo...

Item #655280

June 02, 1931

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 2, 1931  Page 10 has a great photo of Babe Ruth and Max Schmeling with the caption: "Just A Couple Of Slug Champs." Great to have these two great athletes of the era in the same photo.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day are present as well.

Complete in 16 pages, a small binding holes along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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Gandhi, Thomas Edison, and Al Capone...

Item #655279

February 25, 1931

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Feb. 25, 1931  The front page has a large photo of Gandhi with the caption: "Gandhi Happy To Be Free Again." Also on the front page is an interesting article regarding Albert Einstein: "Einstein Used the Cigarette Relatively." Page 3 has a 2-column, two-line heading regarding Al Capone: "CAPONE ELUDES THE CROWDS AND GOES BEFORE U.... See More  

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Second Arab-Israeli War (Suez Crisis) Cease War...

Item #655047

November 06, 1956

MIRROR NEWS EXTRA, Los Angeles, November 6, 1956

* The Second Arab-Israeli War (Suez Crisis) Cease-Fire..

* "Day of" truce announcement

The front page has the bold, two-line banner heading: "SUEZ CEASE-FIRE CALLED BY BRITISH," with subhead, "Truce Slated Tonight Unless Egypt Attacks." Also found on the front page and within are articles related to the U.S. Pres... See More  

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Eisenhower and Nixon (re)gain Republican ticket...

Item #655046

August 23, 1956


* Dwight D. Eisenhower & Richard Nixon

* (re)nominated to the Republican ticket

The front page has a nice bold banner heading: "IKE, NIXON WIN," win subhead: "Vote Unanimous by Cheering Delegates." Individual photos of each candidate are also included making the issue great for display. Related coverage as found on inside ... See More  

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De Beers South African Diamond Mines close...

Item #655038

March 31, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, March 31, 1932

* De Beers Diamond Mines close

* $72,2000,000 gems on hand

Page 8 has the one-column heading: "DE BEERS MINES SET CLOSING FOR TODAY," with subhead: "Shut-down of South Africa's Diamond Industry Viewed as Requisite to a Revival," which is a report from Johannesburg, South Africa, which tells of the historic closing of the D... See More  

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Babe Ruth (golf)... Early rockets... De Beers diamond mines close...

Item #655033

February 19, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1932  This issue is loaded with great content...

* Babe Ruth plays golf

* De Beers Diamond mines close

* Officially close due to the Great Depression

Page 2 has a two column heading: "De Beers Diamond Mines Are Closing Down; Others in South Africa Will Follow Suit" (see images). This first report coverage on the De Beers diamond fields of Sou... See More  

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Arthur Ashe's death report - dies of AIDS...

Item #654788

February 07, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 7, 1993 (2-sections)

* Arthur Ashe's death report

* dies of AIDS...

* Only African-American to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open (at the time of his death)

Both the front page and the 1st page of the Sports Section tell of the death of Arthur Ashe.

Included are the main section and the Sports Section - both which are in excellent condition.... See More  

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Republican Alfred Landon to run against FDR...

Item #652632

June 12, 1936

NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1936  The banner headline announces: "REPUBLICANS NAME LANDON UNANIMOUSLY; HE ACCEPTS PLATFORM, ADDING OWN IDEAS" with a photo of him as well. Many related subheads include: "Landon Sends Telegram" "

To Back Constitutional Amendment if States' Wage Laws Fail" "For Gold At Proper Time" and more.

Alfred Landon would lose the... See More  

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The John Scopes "monkey trial"...

Item #652502

July 08, 1925

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 8, 1925  The top of the first column has heads: "WOULD BAR EVOLUTION BY CONSTITUTION" "Bryan Group is Prepared to Go the Limit" "Adverse Decision to Be Appealed Through" with the text carrying over to page 11. 

This reports on the famous evolution vs. creation trial of teacher John Scopes in Dayton, Tennessee. ... See More  

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The development of television...

Item #646877

January 23, 1926

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 23, 1926 

* First television transmission

* John Logie Baird

On the website: "Television History - The first 75 Years" is found: "On January 23, 1926, John Logie Baird (of Scotland) gave the world's first public demonstration of a mechanical television apparatus to approximately 40 members of the Royal Institution at his laboratory on Frit... See More  

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