HURRICANE AGNES STORM DISASTER FLOOD CORNING NY 1972

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  • Sold Date: Jun 22,2007
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THIS IS AN ORIGINAL OCTOBER 9, 1972, FLOOD EDITION OF "THE LEADER" NEWSPAPER FROM CORNING NEW YORK, ABOUT THE JULY 23, 1972 FLOODING DISASTER CALLED "THE GREATEST NATURAL DISASTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES", IN THE NORTHEAST USA DUE TO HURRICANE TROPICAL STORM AGNES. 48 PAGES OF APPROX. 200 GREAT DISASTER PHOTOS OF CORNING NEW YORK, ITS CITIZENS, BUSINESSES AND SURROUNDING AREAS, INCLUDING PHOTOS OF THEN VICE PRESIDENT AGNEW SENT BY PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON, TO INSPECT THE DAMAGES. INCLUDES COPIES OF "THE LEADER" THAT WAS PUBLISHED ON MIMEOGRAPH ON JULY 24, 1972, DUE TO FLOODING OF THE PRESSES. "COLLECTOR'S NOTE: THIS FLOOD EDITION WAS PRINTED ON OUR PRESSES SALVAGED FROM AGNES' FURY. PLASTIC RELIEF PRINTING PLATES WERE MADE BY A NEW PROCESS PUT IN UNDER THE SAME FLOOD EMERGENCY CONDITIONS AND YET TO BE PERFECTED." "PROCEEDS FROM THIS SPECIAL FLOOD EDITION ARE BEING DONATED TO UNITED FUND REBUILDING FUND." NO RESERVE PRICE.

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