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What the death of Jesse James has meant to the "romance" of Western outlaws...
Item # 655490
May 7, 1883
NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1883 Page 4 has a lengthy & interesting editorial headed: "The Growing Crop of Bandits" which begins: "The death of Jesse James and the disintegration and overthrow of his band of distinguished robbers were very naturally regarded by railway travelers & bankers as events of great importance..." with much more on the career of Jesse James and the growth of the "romance" of Old West outlaws. Also talk of Bob Ford, who killed Jesse James. It ends with: "The James boys and the Younger boys were genuine outlaws. They were not led into crime by such stories as are now read by thousands of boys in this country. Many an outlaw in the future may, however, be able to trace his degradation to such a source."
Eight pages, somewhat toned throughout, in good condition but fragile and must be handled carefully.
Category: The Old West