1934 Newspapers

What happened in 1934 that kept readers turning the pages of their newspapers? To truly understand society today we have to understand what it was like in the past. Our collection of historic newspapers is the largest in the world and contains over 4 million copies of authentic newspapers from some of America’s most trusted publications.

Go back almost 100 years and find out what an ordinary person might have read in the news over their morning cup of tea. The pages of 1934 newspapers are filled with stories of a suffering economy, a dynamic political scene, and technologies that would change the world forever.

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1934 Newspapers

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Find out what happened in 1934 from a first hand perspective with an authentic newspaper. Read about how the press and the public perceived different events, and how those events impacted on the world. Some key 1934 events include the establishment of Fujifilm, which would make photography an accessible art form and change the concept of representation forever. Read the thrilling coverage of Bonnie and Clyde, the infamous duo who went on the run from the police after murdering two policemen in America.

This was the year in which Adolf Hitler became the Fuhrer in Germany, in the lead up to one of the worst wars the world has ever seen. All these stories remain key historical events today, but it’s most fascinating to read about the as they were understood at the time. A 1934 newspaper is a great gift idea for any history buff, or anyone with a special connection to any particular year in history.

January 1, 1934
Alcatraz, a small island located in the middle of San Francisco bay in California, becomes a prison.

January 20, 1934
Fuji Photo Film Company Ltd, the pioneer of Fujifilm, is established.

January 26, 1934
The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City.

January 27, 1934
Albert Einstein visits the White House.

April 1, 1934
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow kill two young highway patrolmen near Grapevine in Texas. “Bonnie and Clyde” become famous in the media and various films will be made about the pair of criminals.

April 23, 1934
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel Tender Is the Night is published.

May 9, 1934
The West Coast waterfront strike takes place in San Francisco.

May 11, 1934
A strong 2-day dust storm removes huge amounts of Great Plains topsoil in one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl.

May 15, 1934
The United States Department of Justice offers a $25,000 reward for gangster John Dillinger.

May 23, 1934
A team of police officers, led by Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, ambush bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow near their hideout in Black Lake, Louisiana, killing them both. It is alleged that the criminals are shot over fifty times in total; their request to be buried side-by-side is ignored by the authorities.

June 6, 1934
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

June 10, 1934
Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 after extra time to win the 1934 football World Cup.

July 1, 1934
The famous Brookfield Zoo opens in Brookfield, Illinois.

August 2, 1934
Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany, becoming head of state as well as Chancellor.

September 8, 1934
Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner Morro Castle kills 134 people.

September 29, 1934
Stanley Matthews makes his England football debut, beginning a record twenty-three year international career.

October 9, 1934
The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Detroit Tigers 4 games to 3 to win their third World Series title.

November 5, 1934
The Kelayres massacres takes place with an election-eve rally by Democrats in the coal-mining village of Kelayres, Pennsylvania being fired on as it passes the home of a leading local Republican family. 5 people were killed.

November 21, 1934
The Melbourne Cricket Club makes the controversial decision to alter the lbw rule so that a batsman can be given lbw to a ball pitching outside off stump. The change is later blamed for many problems developing in the game during the 1950s, such as negative bowling outside leg stump to a field of short-leg fieldsmen.

December 29, 1934
Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.

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based on 65 reviews

Adrienne Shelton July 1 2022

The paper was well received, it’s a unique and thoughtful gift.

Steve Miller June 29 2022

Loved the newspaper from my birthdate, definitely authentic as it was stamped from Duke's library.

Andrea S June 28 2022

Educational!

Karan Jain June 21 2022

Great buy

Angela Eichner June 14 2022

Fast delivery and great service!

Carla Degnan June 13 2022

I am very unsatisfied with the order I placed through your company. The order did not arrive until after I paid the for the expedited service and the order was not in good shape. When the box was opened the newspaper was not centered in the frame and the frame immediately fell apart and could not be put back together well at all - it consistently fell apart. The presentation that you advertised was not at all what arrived at my home and this was a special gift for a 60th birthday. If the shipping could not be delivered within the 2 day expeditied time that I requested I should have received a notification by email that you could not meet the expedited shipping date so it would get here in the 2 days. I placed the order on 5/25/22 and received an email on 5/27/22 stating that it was on its way but it did not arrive until 5/31/22 - this is 6 days after the order was placed and I would have not requested the expedited shipping if I knew it would arrive after 5/29/22.nnI am not at all pleased and would like to have the order totally refunded including the shipping costs. I will gladly send you back the newspaper and the frame if that is what you need in order to expedite this. I have tried several times to contact you by phone but have not gotten through. The item has been shipped back to you.n

  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

    In regards to the product itself, we have passed your review onto our Customer Service Team and a Representative will be in contact shortly to obtain photos of the product and hopefully can resolve this issue for you.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Tara Zingali June 6 2022

I believe it is authentic.

Shawna Briggs June 1 2022

It was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. He was thoroughly surprised and pleased to read his paper.

Ron McAmis May 24 2022

Got this for my father for his 77th birthday, and he said it’s the BEST gift that he’s EVER received!

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

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