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April 10, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 10, 1939

* Marian Anderson
* African American Contralto
* Famous Lincoln Memorial concert

The top of page 19 has two column headings: "Throng Honors Marian Anderson In Concert at Lincoln Memorial", "Estimated 75,000, Gathered at Monument to Emancipator, Rush Toward Negro Singer at End--Ickes Introduces Her" with about 2/3 of a column of text. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 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