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Four issue set on the death & funeral of Babe Ruth's estranged wife...
Item # 678346
January 17, 1929
(4) THE BALTIMORE NEWS, Maryland, a set of four issues dated January 14, 15, and 2 different editions of 17, 1929.
The front page heads on each: 14th: "DENTIST Gives Up In Death of MRS. RUTH" as Babe's wife burned to death in a fire at his house; 15th: "2D AUTOPSY ON MRS. RUTH" with a photo of her & their daughter, Dorothy: 17th: "MRS. RUTH'S FUNERAL TODAY" "Mrs. Ruth's Funeral To Be Held Today, Probe Continues" with a large photo headed: "Widow in Ruth Tangle", the suspected mistress of the Babe; 17th Night Edition: "BABE RUTH NEAR COLLAPSE: PRAYS BESIDE WIFE'S GRAVE" and subhead: "Ruth Near Collapse At Grave".
Each of the four issues is complete, but various flaking at the margins with some margin tears and partially loose at the spine. VERY fragile.
Category: The 20th Century