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First Woman to fly the Atlantic... Amelia Earhart...



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June 08, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 8, 1928 

* Albert Fish kidnaps Grace Budd
* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal
* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"
* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"
* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart
* About to make history
* Airplane "Friendship"


Page 27 has a one column heading: "DEATH HINT SPURS HUNT FOR BUDD GIRL" with subheads. (see)
Less than 13 months after Charles Lindbergh's heralded accomplishment, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to achieve the feat. The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "FRIENDSHIP FAILS THRICE TO TAKE OFF" with subheads. (see) Weather would delay her from finishing the journey for more than a week.
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. A few binding slits along the spine, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century