New York American - Special Titanic Edition - 17 April 1912

After the wreck of the Titanic, the newspaper reporters literally camped out at the White Star Line offices where they received updates roughly every 15-20 minutes of any news, rumors, or other Titanic -related communications received. By the time this paper was published on Wednesday, 17 April 1912, the Carpathia had provided essential information on known survivors.

Improvements in newspaper-printing machinery have resulted in huge presses that take large rolls of paper and turn out completed newspapers printed in one or two colors, cut, folded, and counted, ready for distribution.

They can be adjusted to print from four to forty-eight pages in size and can produce twelve-page papers such as this edition of the New York American at the rate of 144,000 copies an hour.

Front Page of the New York American for 17 April 1912 Special Edition About the Titanic Disaster

Front Page of the New York American for 17 April 1912 Special Edition About the Titanic Disaster. GGA Image ID # 1038a83dd4

Page 2 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Featured Article: U.S. Rushes Revenue Cutters to Assistance of the Carpathia.

Page 2 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Featured Article: U.S. Rushes Revenue Cutters to Assistance of the Carpathia. GGA Image ID # 1038e3306c

Page 3 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Featured Article: NY American's Two Steps To Prevent Such Calamities in Future.

Page 3 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Featured Article: NY American's Two Steps To Prevent Such Calamities in Future. GG Archives ID # 1038e4b724

Page 4 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Lists of Rescued and Missing, and Passengers Who Probably Perished.

Page 4 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Lists of Rescued and Missing, and Passengers Who Probably Perished. GGA Image ID # 103912df4c

Page 5 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. American Starts First Titanic Fund - A Predicessor to Today's Go Fund Me.

Page 5 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. American Starts First Titanic Fund - A Predicessor to Today's Go Fund Me. GGA Image ID # 10393de160

Page 6 & 7 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Anxious Relatives and Friends Seeking News at the White Star Line Offices.

Page 6 & 7 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Anxious Relatives and Friends Seeking News at the White Star Line Offices. GGA Image ID # 10399d555c

Page 8 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Non-Titanic News and Ads.

Page 8 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Non-Titanic News and Ads. GGA Image ID # 1039d8dd52

Page 9 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Ship Dodges Iceberg that Wrecked Titanic.

Page 9 of the New York American, 17 April 1912. Ship Dodges Iceberg that Wrecked Titanic. GGA Image ID # 1039fd4b6d

Page 10 of the New York American, 17 April 1912 - Society and Entertainment News.

Page 10 of the New York American, 17 April 1912 - Society and Entertainment News. GGA Image ID # 103a182835

Page 11 of the New York American fro 17 April 1912. Featured Article: Prince Adelbert Seeks to Wed An American Girl.

Page 11 of the New York American fro 17 April 1912. Featured Article: Prince Adelbert Seeks to Wed An American Girl. GGA Image ID # 103a2cebbd

Page 12 of the New York American for 17 April 1912 - Featured Article: Panic As Liner is Caught in Ice Vise Where Liner Sank (SS Niagra).

Page 12 of the New York American for 17 April 1912 - Featured Article: Panic As Liner is Caught in Ice Vise Where Liner Sank (SS Niagra). GGA Image ID # 103a4f254e

Publication Information

  • Title: New York American. : (New York [N.Y.]) 1902-1937
  • Alternative Titles: Combined New York morning newspapers; Combined New York Sunday newspapers
  • Place of publication: New York [N.Y.]
  • Geographic coverage: New York, New York, New York
  • Publisher: Star Co.
  • Dates of publication: 1902-1937
  • Description: No. 7,275 (Oct. 18, 1902)-no. 19,699 (June 24, 1937).
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: New York (N.Y.)--Newspapers.; New York (State)--New York County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01234953; New York (State)--New York.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204333; New York County (N.Y.)--Newspapers.
  • Notes: Also issued on microfilm from UMI, and the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
  • Democrat.
  • During printers' strike (Sept. 19-26, 1923)--published as: Combined New York morning newspapers.
  • Issued also in an evening ed. as: New York journal; and a Sunday ed. as: New York American and journal, Oct. 26, 1902-Mar. 10, 1907; New York American, Mar. 17, 1907-June 23, 1907.
  • Issues for Sept. 19-26, 1923 published jointly with other newspapers as: Combined New York morning newspapers.
  • Merged with: New York evening journal (New York, N.Y. : 1913); to form: Evening journal and New York American.
  • LCCN: sn 83030023
  • OCLC: 9320002
  • ISSN: 2575-291X
  • Preceding Titles: New York American and journal. (New York [N.Y.) 1902-1902
  • Succeeding Titles: Evening journal and New York American. (New York, N.Y.) 1937-1937; New York evening journal. (New York [N.Y.]) 1913-1937
  • Related Titles: New York journal. (New York) 1896-1897
  • Holdings: 1 Issue: 17 April 1912
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