Today I'm offering for sale Nine 1918/1919 Mid-Week Pictorial Newspapers, all of which pertain to the (Great War), WWI. The newspapers were published by The New York Times. When they first published the Pictorial they were only found in the Sunday Newspaper. But later, because of the volume of material, the photos, and public interest they had to start a Mid-Week Issue. From the start of WWI on July 28th, 1914, and to the end of WWI on November 11th, 1918, the New York Pictorial Newspaper captured the start of the War in Europe and followed closely our Americans role in the War.
For the people who love to research material on all the wars America has been involved in, these newspapers will knock your socks off. These nine newspapers are packed with stories and articles along with hundreds of photos that will take hours to absorb. It's impossible to list everything found in the newspapers so I'll list each paper below and also what’s found on the front cover. All eight papers show their age with heavy chipping along the edges, tears on most every page, and loose pages. Amazingly the inside pages are very clean. Here’s the list:
1.) December 26, 1918, Volume 8, Number 17. The front cover features a drawing by George Scott titled "We've Got Them!” Also on the inside front cover is a photo of a young General Douglas MacArthur.
2.) January 16, 1919, Volume 8, Number 20. The front cover is titled, "The Watch on the Rhine", which shows a French Sentry Guarding the Kehl Bridge at Strasbourg.
3.) January 23, 1919, Volume 8, Number 21. The front cover is titled, "Where The Fighting Stopped" which shows a sentry standing where the last shot of the War was fired.
4.) January 30, 1919, Volume 8, Number 22. The front cover is titled, "American Troops Wearing Masks Marching To The Attack and Passing French Patrols in Gas-Infested Region of Fere-En-Tardenois”.
5.) March 6, 1919, Volume 9, Number 1. The front cover is titled, "Full Speed Ahead". “United States Destroyer Answering A Transport's Call For Help.”
6.) April 24, 1919, Volume 9, Number 8. The front cover is titled “Return of the Navy” features a Naval ship heading home at the end of the war.
7.) March 1, 1919, Volume 9, Number 9. The front cover is titled “The Stars and Stripes Above a German Ensign” “as it appeared on mast of surrendered German submarine U-111 which reached New York April 19, 1919, after a twelve day voyage, manned by an American crew”.
8.) May 8, 1919, Volume 9, Number 10. The front cover is titled, "American Sentry on Guard in Siberia" “Headquarters Building of Co. M, 31st United States Infantry, at Suchan, Siberia”.
9.) May 22, 1919, Volume 9, Number 12. The front cover is titled “Germany’s Explation” and inside this edition there are “Maps of The New World Created by Peace Treaty---8 Historic Maps--- Germany Then and Now---and Stories of new Transatlantic Flight in 1919.
The last three Mid-Week Pictorials are fantastic because there are loads of photos showing troop ships landing in America plus great photos of military parades throughout America honoring the men and women.
**Condition of Covers and Inside Pages: All nine papers: have chips and small tears along the edges; show tears and chipping along the spine; have tape on the spine holding the front cover and the back cover together; and have tape on tears along the edges.
These Nine Mid-Week Pictorials are in pretty good condition considering they are 97 years old.
*Please Note: It is best to put these Pictorials on a table to read and turn the pages because of their age the pages are prone to tears.
I’ve read several of these papers and the information inside along with all the fantastic photos will give you an idea as to how nasty WWI was and the horrible conditions our boys went through before defeating Germany.
In every paper there are one or two pages showing pictures of American boys killed in action along with the state and town they came from. Also you'll see combat photos and the mass destruction of numerous towns and villages along with photos of nurses from the Red Cross helping the wounded. In addition there are numerous photos of the weapons that were used on both sides including nerve gas masks worn by the soldiers.
We have another Eight Mid-Week Pictorial Newspapers in our shop. You can find them under Militaria:WWI in the categories in our shop.
These WWI Era Papers are in fair condition but to a collector or historian these are probably in very good condition for being 97 years old. What a wonderful gift to give to a friend or member of your family who continues to want to learn about the wars America was involved in. God bless our Servicemen and Women and God bless our Vets!
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