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Folding Newsstand (SOLD)

Folding Newsstand (SOLD)

The Sun was a newspaper founded in New York City in 1833 and became the first newspaper to report crimes and personal events. Most articles prior to this related to politics, book and theater reviews. The Sun was the first paper to hire reporters to seek out stories. The paper was quick to realize that these stories appealed to the working class who were now literate, thereby creating a market for selling newspapers, hence the newsstands and newsboys subsequently appeared on the streets of New York.

 

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~ ITEM DETAILS ~

Dimensions: Ht. 24”, L. 47 ¾”, D. 17 ¾” - a great coffee table size
Date / Circa: c. 1900
Maker / Origin: New York City
Medium: Pine with square nail construction, iron bracing & hinges and original painted finish
Miscellaneous: Inscribed on front, back & ends “Read The Sun” in white lettering on a black painted ground. The center stretcher (now stationary) was meant to be removed allowing the hinged ends to fold within the top for transport.

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