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1931 Joe Masseria gangland assassination.....

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April 16, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1931

* Giuseppe 'Joe The Boss' Masseria
* Genovese crime family mob boss founder
* Assassination - murder (1st report)

The front page has one column headings: "RACKET CHIEF SLAIN BY GANGSTER GUNFIRE" "Giuseppe Masseria, Known as Joe the Boss, Shot Mysteriously in Coney Island Cafe" "BIGGER THAN AL CAPONE" and more. (see) First report coverage on the assassination of early Mafia boss, Joe Masseria in New York City. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 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. Minor spine wear, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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