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670149

News from NewYork City...

Item #670149

November 03, 1766

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 3, 1766  Page 2 is mostly taken up with news reports headed: "America" with datelines from Martinique and New York, the latter having details concerning a trial.

Four pages, handsome masthead, red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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$28.00
669361

The Amistad slave ship trial...

Item #669361

May 09, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1840 



* African slaves

* La Amistad trial




The top of the back page has a report with a small heading: "The Amistad" which discusses an appeal, and that the court affirmed the decree, and that it would be appealed to the Supreme Court. It concludes: "...The Africans must therefore remain in jail until next January."&nbs... See More  

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$29.00
669333

Abraham Lincoln's assassins found guilty...

Item #669333

July 07, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 7, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln conspirators guilty

* Mary Surratt & others - death sentence




A significant issue on the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln, as the first column has the historic report:" THE ASSASSINATION" "All the Prisoners Found Guilty" "Payne, Harrold, Atzerodt and Mrs. Surratt to be Hanged To-Day" "
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$155.00
669102

Account of Louis XVI's attorney in the latter days...

Item #669102

October 11, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 11, 1797  The front page has an interesting report prefaced with: "The following particulars respecting the last moments of Louis XVI are extracted from...papers of the respectable but unfortunate Malescherees, one of the three counsel who assisted the unhappy Monarch on his trial."

One bit notes: "...It was I who first... See More  

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$47.00
668810

Andersonville Prison Trial... Captain Wirz...

Item #668810

October 16, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 16, 1865



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has one column headings: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial On Saturday" "Evidence Closed On Both Sides" and more. (see) Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Complete with 8 pages, uncut and unbound (uncommon), nice condition.... See More  

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668743

Andersonville Prison Trial... Captain Wirz...

Item #668743

August 26, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, August 26, 1865



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has one column headings: "Andersonville" "The Trial of Wirz" "Dr. Bates Testimony Resumed" "Evidence of a Loyal Physician" "Sickening Details of Rebel Barbarities" "A Prisoner Killed by a Bloodhound" "Wirz Knocks a Man D... See More  

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668742

The Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #668742

September 12, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 12, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The back page has nearly two columns of reporting headed: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "More Witnesses for the Defense Demanded" "Passage at Arms Between Counsel" "Evidence of Major-Gen. Wilson". (See)

Eight pages, uncut and never bound (uncommon)... See More  

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668741

On the Andersonville Prison trial... Reconstruction era...

Item #668741

September 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 28, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "How The Prisoner Fares" "A Letter To His Wife" with more (see).

Eight pages, uncut and unbound (uncommon), minor light staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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668701

Book on the trial of Quakers held at Philadelphia...

Item #668701

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 14, 1693



* Rare 17th century publication

* Philadelphia Quakers trial book ad




This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American colonies.

Th
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668694

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #668694

January 14, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Jan. 14, 1693  The back page has an advertisement for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, with many Remarkable Curiosities therein Occurring. By Cotton Mather. Published by the Special Command of his EXCELLENCY the Governour of New-England. First Printed in Boston, and now Reprinted in London...".

This is the only p... See More  

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668691

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #668691

January 24, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Jan. 24, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials book advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, and of several remarkable Curiosities therein occurring. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour.&qu... See More  

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668675

Impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson...

Item #668675

May 02, 1868

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 2, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial




Most of page 3 is taken up with reporting on the President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial headed: "IMPEACHMENT" "Trial of President Andrew Johnson for High Crimes and Misdemeanors" "The Impeachment Articles Argued Down on Every Point" and more. Text takes ... See More  

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668624

New John Surratt trial in 1868 ?...

Item #668624

June 23, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, June 23, 1868 



* New John H. Surratt trial ?

* re. Lincoln's Assassination
 




Page 4 has an article headed: "The Trial Of John H. Surratt" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668473

1872 Benjamin Nathan murder trial...

Item #668473

September 11, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 11, 1872



* Benjamin Nathan murder

* Billy Forrester the accused

* Murder by gaslight trial




Page 4 has an article headed: "FORRESTER" "History of Hi Wanderings from the Time the Nathan Murder Was Committed Up to His Arrest in Washington" and much more. (see) Lengthy text takes up over 4 full columns, mostly trial testimony.

Other news of the d... See More  

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668403

Analyzing the Monitor... Lincoln fires McClellan...

Item #668403

March 20, 1862

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, March 20, 1862 



* Abraham Lincoln fires General McClellan



The ftpg. has a report on the: "Ericsson Battery" noting in part: "The iron-clad steamer Monitor went on another trial trip...to test her steering qualities...Her steering qualities are all that could be desired...The guns were fired to test...whether the concussion within the tu... See More  

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668330

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish trial...

Item #668330

March 15, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 15, 1935



* Albert H. Fish trial - creepy acts

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"




The top of page 22 has a one column heading: "FISH CONFESSED FEELING OF GUILT" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to... See More  

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668194

Albert Fish, serial killer & rapist trial ends...

Item #668194

March 22, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1935



* Albert H. Fish court trial ends

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"




The top of page 10 has a one column heading: "FISH CASE WILL GO TO THE JURY TODAY" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications t... See More  

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667997

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish murder trial......

Item #667997

March 21, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 21, 1935



* Albert Fish trial - declared insane

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"




The top of the back page has a one column heading: "FISH HELD INSANE BY THREE EXPERTS" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few public... See More  

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667914

Dutch Schultz trial...

Item #667914

July 25, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 25, 1935 



* New York City gangster Dutch Schultz 

* Tax evasion trial beginning




The front page has one column headings: "SCHULTZ BEER RULE AND LINK TO GANGS PORTRAYED TO JURY" "Detectives Tell of His Speakeasy Activities After the Murder of Noe" and more. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous ... See More  

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667794

1922 William Desmond Taylor murder....

Item #667794

February 03, 1922

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, February 3, 1922



* William Desmond Taylor shot dead



The top of the front page has a two column headline: "WOMAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDER OF A MOVIE DIRECTOR" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the murder of famed actor and director William Desmond Taylor which is still unsolved till this day.

Sixteen pages, light toning and a little wear along the... See More  

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667423

Witchcraft in New Jersey... First issue of this title...

Item #667423
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1731  A quite rare issue as this is the volume one, number one issue--the very first issue of this magazine, and the very first publication to use the word "magazine" in the title.

This issue contains a wide variety of content including literary items, Parliamentary affairs, news reports, various essays, and other tidbits. But perhaps ... See More  

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667301

Three Thomas Jefferson Acts of Congress...

Item #667301

February 15, 1808

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 15, 1808 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* (3) Acts of Congress signed




The front page has over half a column taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. One relates to the impeachment trial of Samuel Chase.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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667199

Map of Havana, Cuba...

Item #667199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "Plan of the City and Harbour of Havanna" which also includes a key as to the various points of interest.

An article: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" but the map of Jamaica is lacking.

Near the back of the issue is... See More  

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667191

1867 John Surratt trial...

Item #667191

June 12, 1867

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 12, 1867 



* John H. Surratt trial 

* re. Lincoln's Assassination
  



Page 10 has an article: "TRIAL OF JOHN H. SURRATT" The Legal Hitch In The Case" and more. Text takes up 2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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667142

1950 Preston Tucker not guilty...

Item #667142

January 23, 1950

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, January 23, 1950



* Preston Tucker not guilty (1st report)

* Automobile designer & entrepreneur

* 1948 Tucker Sedan "Tucker Torpedo" fame




The front page has a one column heading: "Tucker Will Try to Re-organize Firm" with subhead: "Accused Cleared Of Fraud Charges" (see)

Four pages, a few larger size binding holes along the ... See More  

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666902

Bobby Franks murder... trial begins...

Item #666902

July 22, 1924

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Mass., July 22, 1924 



* Bobby Franks murder trial begins

* Nathan Leopold and Richard Leob




The top of the front page has three column headline: "THE MOST DRAMATIC CRIMINAL TRIAL OF DECADE OPENS TODAY" with subhead. (see)

Complete with 10 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.... See More  

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666559

Great lot of "The Crisis" from shortly after the Civil War...

Item #666559

June 28, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio  A lot of seven issues dated June 28, Aug. 30, Sept. 6, Oct. 11, 18 & 25, Nov. 1, 1865. Each issue--from this somewhat infamous "pro-South" newspaper from the North--has much end-of-war-related content, with some reports on the Wirz Andersonville Prison trial, and items on the fate of slaves from after the war.

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, never... See More  

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666411

Nearing the end of the Scopes "monkey" trial...

Item #666411

July 14, 1925

NEW YORK TIMES, July 14, 1925



* Scopes Monkey Trial

* Dayton, Tennessee 

* William Jennings Bryan 

* Clarence Darrow




The top of a front page has a three column headline on the famous Scopes "monkey" trial in Dayton, Tenn.: "DARROW SCORES IGNORANCE AND BIGOTRY, SEEKING TO QUASH SCOPES INDICTMENT; STATE ARGUES FOR ITS POLICE POWER" with many subheads. Lengthy c... See More  

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666213

Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #666213
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail. This map measures 5 by 8 inches and has tiny binding holes above the top margin, not touching the map. There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica".

There is also another art... See More  

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666142

Johnson served summons... Impeachment trial of President Johnson...

Item #666142

March 28, 1868

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Impeachment trial summons prints




Full ftpg: "Judge Nelson, Administering The Oath To Chief Justice Chase, As Presiding Officer By the Court Of Impeachment, In The Senate Chamber."

Fullpg. has two halfpg. illus: "Chief Justice Chase, As President Of The Court Of Impeachment, Administering The Oat... See More  

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665983

Huge map... The Monitor vs. the Merrimac...

Item #665983

March 12, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 12, 1862 



* Rare full front page civil war map

* Battle of Hampton Roads

* Monitor vs. Merrimack




Simply an incredible Civil War map newspaper, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE EVACUATION OF MANASSAS. The Stars and Stripes Waving Over the Late Stronghold of the Rebels--The Seat of War in Eastern Virginia."

This map is v... See More  

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665892

Coverage of the trial of John Colt, with unusual graphics...

Item #665892

January 20, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD--EXTRA, Jan. 20, 1842 



* John C. Colt murder trial w/ prints

* Brother of famous gun inventor




A rare "Extra" edition produced to offer the latest news on the fascinating trial of John Colt.

Most of the front page is taken up with considerable detail on the case of Colt who was accused of murdering Samuel Adams the previous year. This was quite the sensation a... See More  

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665891

Incredible coverage of the trial of John Colt, with great graphics...

Item #665891

January 28, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1842 



* John C. Colt murder trial w/ prints

* Brother of famous gun inventor




Most of the front page is taken up with considerable detail on the intriguing murder case of John Colt, who was accused of murdering Samuel Adams the previous year. This was quite the sensation at the time.

Of special interest is the incredible graphic on page 5, with a very rare &am... See More  

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665806

1873 Susan B. Anthony indictment...

Item #665806

June 22, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1873 



* re. The Susan B. Anthony trial 



The front page has a very small and discrete one column heading at the bottom of the last column: "The Case of Miss Susan B. Anthony--Prosecution Suspended" which is a brief mention of her recent indictment for illegal voting.

Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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665709

Nice content on the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #665709

November 19, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia trial




The front page has two-thirds of a column taken up with reports concerning the Harper's Ferry raid by John Brown, headed: "Insanity of Gerrit Smith" as well as; "Treatment of the Counsel of John Brown at Charlestown, Virgin... See More  

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665660

The murder of Samuel Adams by John Colt...

Item #665660

September 27, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD---EXTRA, Sept. 27, 1842 



* John C. Colt murder trial sentence

* Brother of famous gun inventor




This is an uncommon single sheet "extra" edition created for the expressed purpose of reporting: "Sentence of JOHN C. COLT, Convicted On The Murder of SAMUEL ADAMS on the 19th September, 1841".

This murder case was quite a sensation at the time, the detail... See More  

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665655

George A. Custer on trial for leaving his command...

Item #665655

September 04, 1867

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1867 



* General George Armstrong Custer



The middle of the ftpg. has a small report headed: "The Trial of Major-Gen. Custar [sic]" which includes: "...Custar has been ordered to Fort Leavenworth for trial...on his return to Fort Wallace...Custar...left his command at Wallace & proceeded to Harker as fast as jaded horse-flesh would bear him. The... See More  

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665386

Outlaw Frank James trial...

Item #665386

August 18, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 18, 1883



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 4 has an article headed: "Mrs. Hite to Testify Against Frank James" with subhead. (see) This trial of the brother of outlaw Jesse James, held in Gallatin, Missouri, was concerning h... See More  

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665373

Trial and execution of the notorious pirate Captain Kidd...

Item #665373

May 12, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:



May 12, 1701  One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.

Datelined May 10, ... See More  

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665136

Polygamy on trial...

Item #665136

October 13, 1871

SALT LAKE DAILY TRIBUNE & UTAH MINING GAZETTE, U.T. (Utah Territory), Oct. 13, 1871 



* Brigham Young - Mormons leader

* Polygamy - adultery trial




Page 2 has a notable article: "Polygamy On Trial" "Territory of Utah...The People of the U.S. in the Territory of Utah vs. Brigham Young, Sr..." "Opinion of Chief Justice McKean".

This report takes over a fu... See More  

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664821

Capture of Jefferson Davis as he flees...

Item #664821

May 15, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1865 



* Confederate President Jefferson Davis caught

* Mention of him wearing women's clothes

* Abraham Lincoln murder trial




The front page first column heads include: "JEFF. DAVIS" "Details Of His Capture" "His Camp 'Surprised at Daylight on the 10th Instant" "He Disguises Himself in His Wife's Clothing, and,... See More  

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664787

Ku-Klux Klan... mention of Sleepy Hollow...

Item #664787

September 16, 1871

THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 16, 1871  The front page has an article regarding the Ku-Klux Klan: "The Phantom Ku-Klux" which provides details related to the infamous Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy.  The article's focus is the trial held in Raleigh, North Carolina (see). 

Another unrelated but interesting front page article is: "NOT HANGED", with subhead "...the ... See More  

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$65.00
664781

The Mary Phagan murder case... Leo Frank...

Item #664781

October 20, 1913

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, October 20, 1913 



* Leo Frank murder case

* Best title to have in

* Mary Phagan




The front page has a nice banner headline: "LOCKED DOORS GUARD WITNESS WHO DECLARES FRANK INNOCENT; DETECTIVES KEEP ALL NIGHT VIGIL IN ORDER TO ARREST HIM" with subheads. (see) This is concerning Leo Frank, defendant in the Mary Phagan murder case. Nice to have this repo... See More  

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664488

The Scopes 'monkey' trial...

Item #664488

July 18, 1925

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 18, 1925 



* Scopes Monkey Trial beginning 

* Dayton, Tennessee 

* William Jennings Bryan

* Clarence Darrow




A few of the subheads on the ftpg; "Science Ruled Out by Dayton Judge" "Arguments To Jury May End Trial Monday" "Expert Opinions to Go to High Court" with the article carrying over to page 2.

Page 2 has anoth... See More  

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664463

On the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson...

Item #664463

February 26, 1868

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial




Page 3 has proceedings on President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, with first column heads: "WASHINGTON" "Subsidence Of The Excitement" "Preliminary Preparations for the Trial of the President" and more.

Eight pages, minor margin wear, nice condi... See More  

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$33.00
664305

Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial...

Item #664305

January 25, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1935.

 

* Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial

* Bruno Hauptmann takes the stand

* Loads of court testimony




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "HAUPTMANN TAKES STAND, SWEARS HE WAS AT HOME NIGHT RANSOM WAS PAID" with subheads. (see) Much more inside with multiple pages of court testimony and a few related photos
... See More  

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664293

Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial...

Item #664293

October 16, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 16, 1934

 

* Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial

* Bruno Hauptmann on the stand

* Court testimony




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "HAUPTMANN ON THE STAND SHOUTS DENIAL OF MURDER; HE AND WIFE OFFER ALIBI" with subheads. (see) More inside with testimony.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in
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664164

Events from just after the Civil War...

Item #664164

September 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 14, 1865  The front page begins with a stack of heads on events from the end of the war: "Postponement of the Trial of Capt. Wirz" "The Prisoner Suffering Severely From Nervousness" "Stores About the Inflation of the Currency" "No Considerable Increase Present or Prospective" "Vast Influx of Southerns in Search of Pardon"... See More  

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664026

Black Sox baseball scandal breaks...

Item #664026

July 20, 1921

NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1921 



* Chicago White (Black) Sox scandal 

* Baseball World Series fix trial begins




The front page has reporting concerning the infamous "Black Sox" baseball scandal, with a one column heading at the top: "BURNS TELLS STORY OF PLOT TO THROW 1919 WORLD SERIES" with subheads. (see) Lengthy a\rticle continues on page 3.

Complete in 32 pag... See More  

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663759

Leo Frank's death sentence is commuted by the governor... the angry mob...

Item #663759

June 22, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1915 



* Leo Frank's death sentence commuted

* Mob starts to form




The Leo Frank case has become well known in American history for several reasons, not the least of which being the several film and television depictions of the trial, but also because Frank was a Jewish-American businessman, his case turning the spotlight on antisemitism in the United St... See More  

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$90.00
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