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Foot in Mouth - Newspaper Retracts Dewey Defeats Edition
is an original Chicago Daily Tribune from November 3,
Perhaps the most recognizable headline of the 20th
century is that which appeared on the front page of this
title and date--but an earlier edition. It read: "DEWEY
DEFEATS TRUMAN", made famous by the photo showing Harry
S. Truman smiling and holding that famous newspaper.
This is the "Final" days edition printed the very same
day but after the the editors softened the phrasing
proclaiming Dewey the victor, but still unaware of the
true final outcome of the election, by proclaiming: "G.O.P.
WINS WHITE HOUSE". Includes the text "Dewey and Warren
swept the country in the Presidential election
yesterday. The early returns indicated that the
Republican ticket had won by an overwhelming majority of
electoral votes. President Truman went down to defeat
with few states outside of the south..." .
This later addition is extremely hard to find but is not
as well known as the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman"
headline. Actually, this is the only copy of this
edition we have owned in the past 30 years. This
newspaper is a one owner copy which was purchased the
day of publication. This newspaper is complete, intact,
and in excellent condition. A very scarce paper.