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December 16, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 16, 1938

* Jefferson Memorial begins construction (ground breaking)
* President Thomas Jefferson honored
* Toto the clown death

Page 3 has one column headings that include: "ROOSEVELT LAUDS JEFFERSON'S DEEDS", "President, at Start of Memorial, Says Virginian Set Up Nation as a Democracy", "SITE HAILED AT EXERCISES" and more. Also a one column headline on page reads: "JEFFERSON'S MEMORIAL" 1st report coverage on the ground breaking ceremony for the initial beginning of the construction of the Jefferson Memorial.
Page 2 has a two column heading: "Toto, Famous Clown, Dies at 50; Fails to Recover From Operation" with subhead and photo. (see)
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. Minor spine wear, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century