Barack Obama Presidential Election & Inauguration Collection. Barack Obama.

Barack Obama Presidential Election & Inauguration Collection

Ann Arbor, MI; New York, NY: The Ann Arbor News; The New York Times, 2008-2009. First Printings. Loose Folded Sheets. "HISTORY: America's 1st black president" read the front-page headline in the November 5, 2008 issue of the Ann Arbor (Michigan) News; "OBAMA: Racial Barrier Falls in Decisive Victory" was the bold headline in the New York Times issue of that date. The election of Barack Obama on the previous day, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 to the American Presidency for the first of two terms was a world-historic milestone. Now, with another presidential election approaching soon as of this writing, we present this collection of six complete original American newspapers that recorded the election & inauguration of President Obama in real time: (1) The Ann Arbor News, November 5, 2008, with headline noted above, large color image of waving Obama, lower front page article on local reaction. Four sections plus ad insert, ad sticker retained over part of masthead. (2) The New York Times, November 5, 2008 (National Edition) with headline noted above, large color image of Obama waving next to his family with American flags in background, Many related articles throughout issue. Five sections. (3) The Ann Arbor News, January 20, 2009 with headline "The Inauguration of Barack Obama: PRESIDENT OBAMA," large color image of Obama being sworn in as president by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts as First Lady Michelle Obama holds the Bible on which he rests his hand. Most of the front section is devoted to this event, it is effectively a commemorative section. With two other sections plus ad insert. (4) The New York Times, January 20, 2009 (National Edition) with headline "On Eve of History, Obama Follows Low-Key Path," color image of Obama in shirtsleeves holding an infant next to Michelle, many related articles throughout issue. Six sections. (5) The Ann Arbor News, January 21, 2009 with headline "The Inauguration of Barack Obama: After a day of pomp, Obama goes to work: Twin crises- economy and Iraq- dominate Day One," Color bird's-eye image of the Obamas in formal attire dancing on a Presidential Seal on the floor of the National Building Museum in Washington, DC at one of the inaugural balls. Many related local & national articles in front section & throughout issue. Four sections plus ad insert, ad sticker retained over part of masthead. (6) The New York Times, January 21, 2009 (National Edition) with headline "OBAMA TAKES OATH, AND NATION IN CRISIS EMBRACES THE MOMENT: MILESTONE FOR AMERICA: In Sober Address, He Vows to Begin Remaking Country- A Million Celebrate," large color image of the Obamas walking while embracing at the inaugural parade with Secret Servicemen in the background. Many relevant articles throughout issue, including a special commemorative section entitled "President Obama." Re-experience these monumental events as they happened, from national & midwestern-local perspectives, along with contemporary day-to-day local, national & world events as you peruse these now-rarities, all complete & in especially very fine, almost pristine condition: Each issue smooth & crisp with substantially no wear to surfaces, edges or corners; very slight browning just beginning to inevitably occur esp. to NYT issues. Very Fine. [Item #3744]

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