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1938 John William Ward suicide jump w/ photos...



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July 27, 1938

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 27, 1938

* John William Ward suicide jump
* Gotham Hotel in Manhattan


The front page has a great banner headline: "CROWD STARES AT DEATH LEAP" with subheads. Nice for display. The back page contains a fantastic full page pictorial. First report coverage on John William Ward's suicide jump from he 17th floor of the Gotham Hotel in Manhattan. The 1951 motion picture "Fourteen Hours" was based on the events of that day. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete with a 28 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the blank spine.

Category: The 20th Century