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First person to die by means of the electric chair...



Item # 657300

August 16, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 16, 1890  Page 2 has an entire column taken up with an historic report headed: "The First Electrical Execution" being a report of the electrocution of William Kemmler, the first person to be legally executed by the electric chair. A fascinating article with interesting & graphic details of the process, and even more significant to have this report in a science-related magazine.
Other articles include: "New Elevated Cable Street Railway, Jersey City" "An Improved Car Starter" "The New Carbonic Acid Gun of M. Giffard" "Torpedo Target Practice at Kiel"  "The Garter Snake" and more.
Sixteen pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin from disbinding, a library stamp on 3 unrelated prints, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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