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Rhythm Night Club fire disaster...

Item # 651521

April 24, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, April 24, 1940

* Rhythm Club fire disaster (1st report)
* Natchez, Mississippi - Negroes
* Dance hall holocaust

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading announcing: "100 to 150 Negroes Die in Fire at Natchez; Trapped as Flames Sweep a Dance Hall" First report coverage on the fire at the Rhythm Night Club which would kill 209.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 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. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century