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July 13, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1932

* Aviatrix Amelia Earhart airplane takeoff
* Women's transcontinental flight record
* Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Amelia Earhart Leaves Coast on Flight Here; Hopes to Beat Hawks's Time in Non-Stop Trip". (see) First report coverage on Amelia Earhart' attempting to break the transcontinental flight record for time. She would be successful on this day.
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.

Category: The 20th Century