1929 Newspapers

As the end of another decade drew near, 10 years since the end of World War I, a typical 1929 newspaper was filled with stories of scientific, technological and medical breakthroughs, as well as economic and political disasters that were changing and destroying people’s lives everywhere.

Our collection of 1929 newspapers is the largest in the world, and contains authentic copies of renowned American newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News and many more.

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1929 Newspapers

1929 Newspaper Headlines Summary

Some of the biggest 1929 newspaper headlines feature stories about convoluted politics on the continent, where dictators controlled Italy and Spain and communism was rife in the USSR.

1929 was the year of the Wall Street Crash which, although not the sole cause of the Great Depression, certainly worked to accelerate the global economic crash. 1929 newspaper articles tell the fascinating stories of this unstable time in history, of a year which would determine the economic instability of the next decade. A world influenza epidemic killed over 200,000 people worldwide, the horrific Valentine’s Day Massacre occurs, the Vatican becomes a sovereign state and Italy’s fascist government bans foreign words. 1929 was an eventful year all over the world, and you can learn all about it in one of our authentic 1929 newspapers.

Also, take a look at a break down of events in our 1929 timeline.

January 10, 1929
“Tintin“, a comic book character created by Hergé, makes his debut. He goes on to be published in over 200 million comic books and sixty different languages.

January 13, 1929
Wyatt Earp, gunfighter and iconic figure in American folklore (b. 1848) dies.

January 15, 1929
Birth of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968).

January 17, 1929
“Popeye“, a comic strip character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, makes his debut.

February 14, 1929
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Seven North Side Irish gangsters and rivals of Al Capone, are murdered in Chicago.

March 2, 1929 
The San Francisco Bay Toll Bridge opens as the longest bridge in the world.

March 4, 1929
Herbert Hoover is inaugurated as the 31st President, succeeding Calvin Coolidge.

May 16, 1929 
The first Academy Awards are presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. The 1927 film Wings wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.

July 25, 1929
Pope Pius XI emerges from the Vatican and enters St. Peter’s square in a huge procession witnessed by about 250,000 people. This ends nearly sixty years of papal self-imprisonment within the Vatican.

August 8, 1929
The German airship ‘Graf Zeppelin’ begins an around-the-world flight that ends on 29th August.

October 11, 1929 
J. C. Penney opens Store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide store with department stores in all 48 states.

October 24, 1929
Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange, causing a financial crisis.

November 7, 1929 
The Museum of Modern Art opens to the public in New York City.

December 2, 1929
President Herbert Hoover announces to the U.S. Congress that the worst effects of the recent stock market crash are behind the nation, and that the American people have regained faith in the economy.

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KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.

Maureen Brown April 29 2022

Perfect. !

Donna Ramey April 26 2022

The perfect gift for a 90th birthday. Our friend was delighted to receive the paper from the New York Times dated on her date of birth especially since she is from NYC.

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Jennifer Erickson February 28 2022

This was a gift for a milestone birthday. Shipping was fast and quality is great! The gift receiver loved it! So fun to look at what was happening 70 years ago with an original newspaper! Fun gift!!

customer February 23 2022

Great service and presentation- so glad I found a paper from my Dad’s birthday

Lindsey White February 19 2022

Absolutely spectacular.

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Never arrived. No response from customer service. Very disapponted

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