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April 19, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1928

* 1st transatlantic airplane flight Westward
* Bremen, German Junkers W33 aircraft
* Ireland to Canada

The front page has a very nice banner headline: "FITZMAURICE WRITES FOR THE TIMES STORY OF SEA FLIGHT; TELLS FOR THE FIRST TIME OF THE BREMEN'S PERILS AND ESCAPE; FOUGHT GALE, SLEET, FOG AND OIL LEAK OFF LABRADOR COAST" with many subheads and photo. (see) Much more on the following pages with full page pictorial. Loads and loads of text.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 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 binding slits along the spine, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century