Dewey Defeats Truman: The Rarely Told Story of Chicago Tribune’s Most Famous Issue

While the screaming headline was the most famous error of this issue, it wasn’t the only mistake. Calling further attention to the strike and a lack of typesetting experience, the replacement staff used a typewriter for news on the front page and portions of a few others. For the sake of time, typos were corrected by “X”ing over them with the typewriter. And, perhaps most embarrassingly, five lines of election coverage in the far-right column were typed upside down!

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