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November 12, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 12, 1935

* Explorer II high-altitude balloon record flight
* Albert W. Stephens & Orvil A. Anderson
* Stratosphere - Stratobowl in South Dakota
* 1st humans to witness the curvature of Earth

The top of the front page has a three column headline: "ARMY MEN RISE 74,000 FEET ON FLIGHT IN STRATOSPHERE, THEN LAND GENTLY ON FARM" with subheads. (see) Lengthy 1st report coverage continues inside with four related photos.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 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.
Note: The gondola is on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

Category: The 20th Century