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On the sinking of the ship "Atlantic"... Buffalo Bill in the theater...



Item # 636706

April 7, 1873

NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1873 

* Wreck of the steamship Atlantic
* William "Buffalo Bill" Cody ad


The steamship "Atlantic" was a transatlantic ship which sank on April 1 off the coast of Nova Scotia, at the time the deadliest American maritime disaster with 535 people dead. Almost the entire front page is taken up with reports on the disaster, headed: "The Mars Head Wreck" "Operations of the Divers--Gloomy Search for the Dead--Carelessness or Criminality Regarding Valuables" and many subheads as well. Considerable details.
Of added interest is a page 7 advertisement for "Niblo's Garden" theater which has: "Ned Butline's thrilling realism, The Scouts Of The Prairie...Hon. W. F. Cody...the original...Buffalo Bill..." with a bit more (see).
Complete in ten pages, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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