Show image list »
Assassination of President James Garfield...
Item # 587094
July 5, 1881
THE LOUISVILLE COMMERCIAL, Kentucky, July 5, 1881
* President James A. Garfield shot
* Close to death - Charles Guiteau
The top of front page has column heads concerning the recent assassination attempt upon President James Garfield: "ALIVE ! " The President Living, & While There's Life There's Hope", "The Crisis at Hand & Today Will Foretell the Result", "The Gloomy News of the Early Part of the Night" and more (see photos). Garfield would die of his wounds on Sept. 19.
Four pages, large folio size, various edge tears at the right margin, archivally rejoined at the spine.