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First person to die by electrocution...
Item # 590758
August 16, 1890
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 16, 1890
* 1st person executed by electric chair
Page 2 has an entire column taken up with an historic report headed: "The First Electrical Execution" being a report of the electrocution of Kemmler (see hyperlink for more on Kemmler & the execution). A fascinating article with interesting & graphic details of the process, and even more significant to have this report in a science-related magazine.
Complete in 16 page, tiny binding holes at the blank spine margin, very nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War