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1 Acme At Nutley N.J. … Six Day Race Training” Press Photo - 1937 Bicycle Racing, Martin Journey, Willie Grimm, Russell Allen, Tino Reboli
np Acme 1937 Original Press Photo Very Good 
At Nutley N.J. … Six Day Race Training” Press Photo. Np: Acme/N.E.A., 26 Feb., 1937. Press photo, 23cm by 17.7cm. Very good aside from three small tears along the top edge. Stamps, pencil notes and caption on verso: “At Nutley N.J. / Bike riders training for the coming Six Day Race which will start at the garden Sunday night. / Shows, rounding the corner as the riders do a little road work at Nutley, N.J., LTR, Martin Journey, Willie Grimm, Russell Allen, and [certainly the most well-known in this image] Tino Reboli.” 
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2 Acme “Ted Smith … Bicycle Champion” Press Photo - Track Racing, 1945
Chicago Acme 1945 Original Press Photo Very Good 
“Ted Smith … Bicycle Champion” Press Photo. Chicago: Acme Newspictures, Inc., 20 Aug., 1945. Press photo, 15.4cm by 20.3cm. Very good with some light scratches and a remnant of some paper in the lower margin. Agency stamps, wax pencil and caption glued on verso: “Champion Amateur Cyclist. CHICAGO – Ted Smith, 17, of Buffalo, N.Y., Cycling Club, who won senior men’s title in national Amateur Bicycle championships under auspices of Amateur Bicycle League of America in renewal of events after 4-yr. lapse because of the war.” From the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, of which Smith was inducted in 1991: “Ted was the Amateur Bicycling League of America Champion in 1945 (the youngest champion to date), 1947 and 1948. He was a member of the 1948 Olympic team. He raced in Belgium in 1950 as a professional becoming the first US rider to race in the World's Pro Road Race Championships.” 
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[Early Writing]  Press Photo of “The World’s Oldest Letter”, Acme News Pictures
3 Acme News Pictures [Early Writing] Press Photo of “The World’s Oldest Letter”
New York Acme News Pictures 1928 Original Photograph Very Good 
[Early Writing] Press Photo of “The World’s Oldest Letter.” New York: Acme News Pictures, 12 May, 1928. Press photo, 21.6 cm by 16.4 cm. Small crease to bottom right corner and tiny chip from top left corner, verso has agency and date stamps and taped/glued-on caption. The caption reads: “L88198 / THE WORLD’S OLDEST LETTER / The oldest letter in the world has been placed on exhibition in the Grafton galleries, London, England. It was written in 5000 B.C. and refers to the deed of purchase or hire of a field by one Annini from Sinti-Ha. The letter is written in cuniform characters on baked clay. The writer is believed to have lived in the Dynasty of Larza, which was the first dynasty of Babylon. It was found in excavations in Ur of the Chaldees. / YOUR CREDIT LINE MUST READ (ACME).” We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. 
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