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Ruth Snyder executed by electric chair...

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January 13, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 13, 1928

* Murderers Ruth Snyder & Henry Judd 
* Sing Sing Prison executions - electric chair

The front page has a three column headline: "MRS. SNYDER AND GRAY DIE IN THE CHAIR, SHE CRYING, 'FATHER FORGIVE THEM', HE CALMLY REPEATING THE BEATITUDES" with subheads. Loads of text. First report coverage on Ruth Snyder being executed by electric chair for the murder of her husband. Her execution was made famous when a journalist secretly to a photo inside the execution chamber in which was shown on the front page of the New York Daily News.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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