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1948 Death of Babe Ruth...

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August 19, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 19, 1948.

* Babe Ruth death - Yankee Stadium viewing
* Best title to be had ? (rare as such)

The front page has a two column heading: "77,000 File by Ruth's Bier; Cardinal to Preside at Mass" (see) Ruth died just three days prior. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic.
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. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century