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A "red, white & blue" Fourth of July issue... an interesting curiosity...



Item # 680558

July 04, 1890

WILLIAMSPORT REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1890 Printed at the top above the masthead: "FOURTH OF JULY EDITION"
This is the complete issue which in celebration of the 4th of July opted to replace the typical black ink with alternating pages of red and blue, meaning pages 1, 4, 5 & 8 are printed entirely in blue ink, while pages 2, 3, 6 & 7 are entirely in red ink, which along with the white paper results in a special 4th of July red, white & blue newspaper.
Content and format are typical of the day with the addition of some Fourth of July-themed articles and most of page 3 is devoted to "The City of Williamsport...Our Beautiful City".
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears particularly at the spine, otherwise quite nice.
An interesting and unusual curiosity for any newspaper collection.

Category: Post-Civil War