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Richard Byrd's 1929 Flight over Antarctica...

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December 03, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 3, 1929.

* Richard Byrd's Antarctica expedition
* Story of his flight told by him

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "BYRD TELLS OF DARING CLIMB IN PLANE OVER JAGGED PEAKS TO POLAR PLATEAU; WON BY SCANT MARGIN, THE POLE AHEAD" with subheads. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 64 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. A few small binding slits along the spine, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century