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1938 John William Ward suicide jump...

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July 27, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 27, 1938

* John William Ward suicide jump
* Gotham Hotel in Manhattan

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "YOUTH 11 HOURS ON LEDGE LEAPS 117 FLOORS TO DEATH AS THOUSANDS WATCH HIM" with subheads. (see) Lengthy first report coverage continues on page 3 with three related photos. First report coverage on John William Ward's suicide jump from he 17th floor of the Gotham Hotel in Manhattan. The 1951 motion picture "Fourteen Hours" was based on the events of that day. Great to have in the famous NYC publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 38 pages, rag edition, minor spine wear, a few light creases, generally in very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century