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March 04, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 4, 1929

* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart
* Roosevelt Field (Curtiss), Long Island
* Airplane crash landing in mud
* Herbert Hoover inauguration (day of)

Page 7 has small one column headings: "Earhart Plane Upsets" "Noses Over and Cracks Blade as Woman Flier Lands on Muddy Field" (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. Nice condition.

Note: While the major historic events in Amelia Earhart's life can be read about through multiple venues (books, newspapers, magazines, etc.), many of the more obscure events can only be found within a handful (at most) of daily newspapers of her day. Yet, it is these reports which add color to one of the most beloved personalities of the 20th century. Thankfully, the New York Times was one of the few publications which emphasized such reports.

Category: The 20th Century