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M.E. Norman steamboat disaster...

Item # 597957

May 09, 1925

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 9, 1925 

* M.E. Norman steamer disaster (1st report) 
* Negro Tom Lee (hero) 
* Memphis, Tennessee

The front page has one column headlines that include: "4 DEAD, 14 MISSING AS VESSEL UPSETS IN THE MISSISSIPPI", "The Norman, Carrying Mid-South Engineers, Suddenly Goes Down Near Memphis", "Many Noted Men Aboard" and more (see photos). 1st report coverage on the M.E. Norman steamer sinking at Memphis, Tennessee made famous for the heroic actions of negro Tom Lee.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Light browning with tiny binding holes along spine, otherwise nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century