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Solly Joel death... Wiley Post announces flight...

Item # 630290

May 23, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1931

* Solomon "Solly" Joel death
* Jewish - Judaica
* South African diamonds king

Page 3 has a one column heading: "OKLAHOMA INDIAN PLANS GLOBE FLIGHT" with subheads. (see)
Page 17 has a one column heading: "SOLLY JOEL IS DEAD; 'KING OF DIAMONDS'" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Solomon Joel, diamond baron and thoroughbred horse racing owner/breeder. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 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.

Category: The 20th Century