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1st Transatlantic flight... Graf Zeppelin German airship...

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October 12, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 12, 1928

* D-LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin German airship
* 1st Intercontinental flight beginning
* Atlantic Ocean to Lakehurst, New Jersey

The front page has a four column headline: "ZEPPELIN SOARS OVER MEDITERRANEAN; RETARDED BY WIND, HEADS FOR ATLANTIC; EXPECTED HERE ABOUT NOON ON SUNDAY" with subheads and related map. (see) Lengthy coverage on the 1st Intercontinental flight of the Graf Zeppelin continues on the following pages with 2 related photos.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 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