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8/17/48 Daily Record Newspaper with Babe Ruth Death Announcement

Lot Number 1597

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The immortal “Babe” Ruth gave much to the game of baseball and the world. A beacon of good will and titanic play during his career, Ruth succumbed to illness in 1948. This blow to the national psyche is announced with front page coverage of the offered 8/17/48 Daily Record newspaper from the New England region. The bold headline “Babe Ruth Dead” drives home the painful point in big block letters, along with a Ruth photo and a box with birth and death dates of 1895-1948 on the front. Featured inside are three more pages of Ruth coverage and a large block ad for the rushed to theaters film “The Babe Ruth Story” with a photo of actor William Bendix as the “Babe”. Overall this period record of Ruth’s demise remains clean and supple with cream colored pages and sharp graphics/text, however the centerfold leaf is absent and there is a fairly unobtrusive 1” tear at the bottom edge of the front cover and an original period compacting fold at center.


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