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One of the best we have seen…

January 16, 2010 by  
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Wright_Brothers_NYHNewspaper reports on this first successful flight of the Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903 can be difficult to find as perhaps half of the newspapers in print at the time reported it, and those that did often relegated the report to an inside page and just one or two paragraphs. The report can be missed even if one is looking for it.

But “The New York Herald” in its December 19 edition had one of the better reports I have seen. Not only is it at the top of the front page with a three column heading: “Wright Brothers Experimenting with Flying Machine” and yet another one column stack of heads including: “Gale No Bar To Flying Machine” “Orville and Wilbur Wright’s ‘Flyer’ Sailed Against a Twenty-One Mile Wind” “Traveled Three Miles” with more, but it also includes two photos.

This is a nice front page worth sharing.

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2 Responses to “One of the best we have seen…”

  1. carl cripps on May 9th, 2010 4:47 pm

    the irony of collecting newspapers is that one becomes befuddled. although it is fascinating to do so one becomes blaise on what to buy next. my collection covers a great many topics that were the story of the day from washingtons death to the beatles, and one does not know for sure where to go next. i suppose it is nice to have full page dalton gang item or long write-up on billy the kid but for the one collecting it becomes a task to find different really important items at reasonable cost. i think for me anyway it would be better to have a main theme of papers to buy and stick to that theme whether it be baseball papers, hockey papers or movie star papers as the hunt for that particular item and finding it would satisfy me more and most of all the content has to satisfy only you whether it be 5.00 or 50.00 dollars. not sure if this makes sense but tried my best to convey my thoughts re: this. thanks. carl.

  2. Brett Circe on November 5th, 2011 11:25 am

    Do you know where I can find that newspaper image i higher resolution?

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