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November 10, 1929


* Stock Market Crash of 1929
* New York banker suicide
* Governor Al Smith friend

The front page has a nice banner headline: "GOTHAM BANKER KILLS SELF" with subheads. Nice for display. Related photo is on page 2. (see)
Complete 1st section only with 28 pages, rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: James J. Riordan, president of the County Trust Company and a friend of former presidential candidate Al Smith, took a pistol from the teller's cage at his bank, went to his home in Manhattan and committed suicide. Though he left no note, those who knew him said he had been distraught after the Wall Street Crash. The news was suppressed until after the bank closed on Saturday to prevent a run by depositors. Riordan's suicide made front-page news in the Sunday papers and may have contributed to the popular but exaggerated image of mass waves of investors killing themselves after the crash.

Category: The 20th Century