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684995

Jeff Davis is captured...

Item #684995

May 15, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 15, 1865  Half of the first column of the front page is taken up with significant heads including: "CAPTURE OF JEFF DAVIS !" "As Good As A Comedy!" "His Flight Suddenly Ended!" "Col. Prichard Overhauls The Fugitive!" "He Attempts to Escape in His Wife's Clothes!" "He Bolts For The Woods!" "His ... See More  

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684760

Huge fine levied against John D. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil monopoly...

Item #684760

August 04, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, Aug. 4, 1907  The front page has two column heads on one of the more noteworthy court decisions in the business world, signaling the end of the mega-empires created in the 19th century.

"FINE OF $29,240,000 UPON STANDARD OIL" "Judge Landis Hits Rockefeller Octopus Hardest Blow Ever Dealt a Corporation" with one column subheads: &... See More  

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684432

Deaths of Thurgood Marshall and Thomas Dorsey...

Item #684432

January 25, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, January 25, 1993



* Thurgood Marshall death (1st report)

* 1st African American Supreme Court Justice




The front page carries the two column wide, two line announcement "Thurgood Marshall, 84, First Black Justice, Dies" with subhead "Supreme Court: Retired jurist was a leader in the legal battle to end forced segregation in the U.S.". "R... See More  

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$125.00
684360

Federal Baseball League folds in 1915....

Item #684360

December 22, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 22, 1915



* Federal Baseball League dissolves (day of)



The sport's section (page 8) has a banner headline: "BASEBALL MEN WORK DAY AND NIGHT TO SETTLE DETAILS FOR PEACE" with subheads. (see)



Coverage on collapse of the Federal League which opened the way for the National & American Leagues as the only major league conferences in professional ba... See More  

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684244

Earliest use of the term 'underground railroad' we have discovered...

Item #684244

August 28, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Aug. 28, 1850  The front page has an article: "From The Plains" which is a great letter concerning those traveling across the country, including Mormons heading to Utah. A few bits include: "The Gold Diggers have all disappeared among the Black Hills...The Mormons are now pushing along--100 wagons have passed to-day. There will be about 850 Mormon... See More  

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684212

From the fabled Old West town of Tombstone... Deputy Sheriff Earp...

Item #684212

November 18, 1880

THE DAILY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, November 18, 1880 



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare Wyatt Earp mention




This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.

This rare issue was printed less than a year before... See More  

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683639

A "trial" regarding a woman Mormon...

Item #683639

July 29, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1858  Page 2 has half a column taken up with: "The Mormonites" which is an article from London. The report would appear to be a somewhat tongue-in-cheek account of a court trial involving a woman who: "...was for some time considered one of the most promising of the 'Latter Day Saints', but in consequence of havin... See More  

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683457

The very beginning of the O.J. Simpson media circus...

Item #683457

June 14, 1994

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 14, 1994 



* Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman

* Football great O. J. Simpson a suspect ?

* First report from the city where it happened




The significance of this issue is the relatively inconspicuous report on the front page with just a one column heading: "O.J. Simpson's Ex-Wife, Man Found Slain", in a newspaper from the city where... See More  

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683390

Very displayable French criminal broadside from 1794...

Item #683390

May 02, 1794

Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud.  Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.

There is a "dateline" at the middle: "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More  

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683364

"Peace is near at hand"... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #683364

September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Co... See More  

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683352

Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #683352
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes.

But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map folds out to 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 ... See More  

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683269

Much on the trial of Lincoln's assassination, and the end of the Civil War...

Item #683269

May 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 23, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - traitors




The front page has column heads on the trial of those accused of assassinating President Lincoln: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Monday" "Evidence of an Important Witness Suppressed" "Capture of Booth and Harrold" "Testimony of Captain Doug... See More  

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683019

the Mary Phagan murder case... Leo Frank...

Item #683019

October 21, 1913

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, Oct. 21, 1913



* Leo Frank, Mary Phagan murder case

* Best title to have (one of a kind for this date ?)




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 spotlig... See More  

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682996

Eskimoes... Early print of the Merrimac...

Item #682996

February 23, 1856

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856  The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with the M... See More  

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682960

First African-American admitted to practice before the Supreme Court...

Item #682960

February 02, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Feb. 2, 1865  



* Abolitionist John Rock "black is beautiful

* First African American admitted to practice law

* Supreme Court of the United States




Formatted very much like its competitors, the Times, Tribune & Herald.  

Page 4 has a very notable report: "A Negro Admitted to Practice in the U.S. Supreme Court" which has a subhead: "Neg... See More  

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682893

Handsome masthead... The French Revolution...

Item #682893

January 24, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 24, 1793



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century.

Much of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the French Revolution, as well as a note that citizens: "...begged that the Convention would delay the discussion on the trial of Louis X... See More  

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682887

Baseball player print... The 'Black Crook'...

Item #682887

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866  Inside has a full page print of the: "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden". This would eventually become recognized as the first modern-day musical. There is a review of it as well.

Inside includes a portrait of a baseball player headed: "Our Ba... See More  

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682886

Baseball player print... The 'Black Crook'...

Item #682886

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866  Inside has a full page print of the: "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden". This would eventually become  recognized as the first modern-day musical. There is a review of it as well.

Inside includes a portrait of a baseball player headed: "... See More  

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682626

A notable event in the history of religious freedom in America...

Item #682626

December 26, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 26, 1724  



* Clergyman John Checkley trial

* Religious freedom in America




This early title typically has little if any American content, but this issue is an exception. The back page has: "By a letter from New-England we have advice that on the 10th of November last came on the trial of Mr. John Checkley before the Superior Judges, upon an appeal from a ... See More  

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682564

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682564
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 



* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)



This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is... See More  

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682536

Louis Brandeis retires from the bench...

Item #682536

February 14, 1939

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, Feb. 14, 1939  The front page reports: "BRANDEIS, 82, RETIRES FROM SUPREME COURT; HAD SERVED 23 YEARS" with related subheads and a photo of him headed: "Noted Liberal Leaves Bench".

Louis Brandeis was the first Jewish U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Complete in 16 pages, nice condition.

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$55.00
682464

The rare "steamer edition" from 1868...

Item #682464

August 29, 1868

THE ALTA CALIFORNIA - For Circulation In The Atlantic Started, Europe And South America, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868  At the top of the first column is: "Steamer Alta California" noting that it is: "...issued trial-monthly on the sailing of each steamer for Panama. It has the largest circulation of any Steamer paper on the Pacific Coast."

 A very rare & early ne... See More  

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682287

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #682287
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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682236

The horrors of the Andersonville prison...

Item #682236

September 02, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 2, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The prime content is at the top of the bkpg. with reports on the trial of Henry Wirz, the "demon" jailer of the Andersonville Prison camp: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "The Horrible Case of the Age Resumed" "More Testimony as to the Inhumanity of Wirz" "Awful Condition of the Pris... See More  

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681687

Adolph Eichmann trial begins...

Item #681687

April 11, 1961

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, April 11, 1961



* Adolph Eichmann trial begins

* Jewish mass murderer

* World War II Nazi



This 10 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page: "Eichmann Challenges Rights of Three Judges" with subhead: "Israel Opens His Trial In Fortress"



Tells of the start of the trial against Adolph Eichmann, 'the archi... See More  

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681388

1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg nomination...

Item #681388

June 15, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Washington Edition, June 15, 1993



* Ruth Bader Ginsburg nominated

* United States Supreme Court nomination

* Appointed by President Bill Clinton




The top of the front page has a nice headline: "Clinton Picks Moderate Judge Ruth Ginsburg for High Court" with various subheads and photo showing Ginsburg with Bill Clinton. Lengthy first reports continue inside.

Co... See More  

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681222

Landmark issue on the Communism trials...

Item #681222

October 14, 1949

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 14, 1949 



* Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders

* Socialists - socialism - guilty verdict coming




The top of the front page has heads on the Smith Act trials of Communist party leaders, with: "Jury Holds Fate of 11 Reds; Judge In His Charge Warns Communism Is Not On Trial" with various related subheads & a photo as well (see). This issue report... See More  

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681217

Death by duel of naval hero Stephen Decatur...

Item #681217

March 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820  



* Stephen Decatur killed (1st report)

* United States Navy commodore

* Duel vs. James Barron




The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...Th... See More  

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680879

1907 Harry Orchard murder trial...

Item #680879

July 26, 1907

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 26, 1907



* Albert Horsley (Harry Orchard)

* Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg

* Assassination - murder trial




The front page has a four column heading: "TURNING LIME LIGHT ON HAYWOOD TESTIMONY" with subhead. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues th... See More  

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680828

1907 Harry Orchard murder trial...

Item #680828

June 18, 1907

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 18, 1907



* Albert Horsley (Harry Orchard)

* Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg

* Assassination - murder trial




The front page has a nice banner headline: "WILL IMPEACH ORCHARD'S TESTIMONY" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues tha... See More  

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680774

Interment of Abraham Lincoln reported in his hometown newspaper...

Item #680774

May 05, 1865

ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, May 5, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's funeral & burial

* The very best title to be had

* An extremely rare opportunity here




Obviously a very damaged newspaper (see photos) however this is a newspaper from Lincoln's hometown, with coverage of his funeral & interment, and from the city where Lincoln was buried.

Although the front page has... See More  

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680699

Guiteau: President Garfield's assassin on trial...

Item #680699

December 03, 1881

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 3, 1881



* President James Garfield assassination

* Charles J. Guiteau on trial




The full ftpg. shows: "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guiteau Being Escorted from the Courtroom..." and the doublepage centerfold shows; "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guards Unlocking the Handcuffs of the Prisoner..."; ... See More  

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680580

President Jefferson offers pardon for military deserters...

Item #680580

October 19, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson pardons

* United States Army deserters




The ftpg. has much on the continued High Treason trial of Aaron Burr & 2 others. Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the President concerning those: "...who have deserted from the army of the United States...has become sensible of their offense &am... See More  

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680556

Trial of Axis Sally... Nazis broadcaster...

Item #680556

September 25, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1948 



* Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty 

* Axis Sally - trial for treason 

* Nazis broadcaster
 



Page 8 has a small one column heading: "TRIAL OF 'AXIS SALLY' SET" "Court Names Nov. 15--Accused Would Have Truman Appear" (see) Brief coverage of the decision to go to trial as Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty ... See More  

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680374

Great Peshtigo Fire more tragic than the Chicago fire... Victoria Woodhull...

Item #680374

November 25, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871



* Peshtigo fire disaster

* Wisconsin forest

* Victoria Woodhull




The significant print is the very dramatic double page centerfold captioned: "Forest Fires In The West--The Burning of Peshtigo", Wisconsin. This fire, which occurred on the same day as the more famous Chicago Fire & consequently received much less press attention, was... See More  

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680345

1915 Coppage v. Kansas Supreme Court decision...

Item #680345

January 25, 1915

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, January 25, 1915



* Coppage v. Kansas  re. yellow-dog contracts

* United States Supreme Court decision - labor unions




The front page has a banner headline: "Labor Men Lose Important Ruling By Supreme Court" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are no... See More  

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680291

The Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage...

Item #680291

June 27, 2013

THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, California, June 27, 2013



* Obergefell v. Hodges - same-sex marriage

* Supreme Court of the United States - LGBT




A rarely saved yet significant report with the banner headline announcing: "HIGH COURT BOLSTERS SAME-SEX MARRIAGES" with related subheads and photos.

The complete issue with all 4 sections, nice condition.... See More  

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680109

Alfred Dreyfus affair verdict...

Item #680109

September 11, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 12, 14, 19 & 31; Sept. 7, 8 & 9, 1899



* Dreyfus Affair trial & verdict

* Political scandal in France

* Miscarriage of justice

* Lot of 7 issues




Each issue has front page reporting on the Dreyfus Affair trial and verdict. See images for the headings.

Each issue is complete with 8 pages, a few small library stamps within the masthead, a few... See More  

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680041

Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold... In a Carlisle newspaper...

Item #680041

July 09, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912 



* Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold medal

* Pentathlon - Stockholm Summer Olympic

* Best publication to be had (very rare)




Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredi... See More  

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680025

Trial of Lincoln's conspirators... Jeff Davis...

Item #680025

May 27, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 27, 1865



* Abraham Lincoln Murder - Trial of the conspirators

* Jefferson Davis indictment for treaso




The first column on the front page has nice heads: "THE TRIAL" "More Testimony About Mrs. Surratt's Eyesight & Christian Character" "Evidence In Behalf of O'Laughlin" "Authenticity of Alston's Letter to Jeff. Davis"... See More  

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679994

Trial of the Andersonville prison warden...

Item #679994

October 03, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 3, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The front page has: "Andersonville" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday--Gen. Bragg Relieve from Duty as a Member of the Commission--Obstreperous Conduct of Counsel Baker". Inside has: "Alabama on the Negro".

Eight pages, uncut and untrimmed, a little light foxing, generally very nice.... See More  

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$27.00
679864

1922 William Desmond Taylor murder....

Item #679864

February 04, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 4, 1922



* William Desmond Taylor shot dead



The front page has a one column heading: "POLICE SEEK BUTLER IN TAYLOR MURDER" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the murder of famed actor and director William Desmond Taylor which is still unsolved till this day. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Complete ... See More  

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679743

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #679743

August 26, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific



The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... See More  

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679734

Supreme Court outlaws school prayer...

Item #679734

June 26, 1962

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, June 26, 1962



* School prayer deemed unconstitutional 

* Engel v. Vitale Supreme Court decision 

* Separation of church and state 




The front page has a four column heading: "High Court Ruling May Doom School Religious Observances" with caption: "Prayer Recitation Unconstitutional" Historic first report coverage on th... See More  

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$67.00
679503

1986 Mafia Commission trial ends w/ guilty...

Item #679503

November 20, 1986

USA TODAY, Nov. 20, 1986



* The Mafia Commission trial ends

* New York City crime families




The top of page 3 has a five column heading: "'Headless' mob still dangerous" with subhead and photos of three of the family bosses. (see)

Complete with all sections (40 pages), nice condition.

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$56.00
679466

John Wayne Gacy's trial ends... serial killer...

Item #679466

March 11, 1980

SUN-TIMES, Chicago, March 11, 1980 



* John Wayne Gacy's trial ending

* American serial killer

* "Pogo the Clown" 

* From the city where it happened (rare)




Page 3 has coverage at the end of Gacy's trail with headings: "'Gacy case heading for jury" Coverage continues on page 62. (see) Gacy would be found guilty the next day. Great to have in this Ch... See More  

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679465

1907 Harry Orchard murder trial...

Item #679465

June 13, 1907

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 13, 1907



* Albert Horsley (Harry Orchard)

* Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg

* Assassination - murder trial




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "HARRY ORCHARD WEPT LIKE A CHILD" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not tota... See More  

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679434

Much on the Wirz trial, the warden of Andersonville Prison...

Item #679434

September 22, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 22, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE [Wirz] TRIAL" "Remarkable Speech of Howell Cobb" "he Wants to See Mr. Lincoln Hung" "He Expects the Same Fate for Himself" "The Sickening Atrocities of Werze" "The Fatal Horrors of the Dead Line&quo... See More  

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$36.00
679285

United States v. Cruikshank...

Item #679285

March 28, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1876 



* Supreme Court decision giving cover to the KKK

* Bill of Rights did not apply to State Governments (?)




Page 2 has a almost 2.5 column article: "COLORED VOTERS IN LOUISIANA", which tells of the SCOTUS' decision in the United States v. Cruikshank case. This "case represented a major blow to federal efforts to protect the civil... See More  

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679231

United States Supreme Court Building cornerstone...

Item #679231

October 14, 1932

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 14, 1932 



* United States Supreme Court Building

* President Herbert Hoover laying the cornerstone




The top of the front page has a two column head: "Hoover Lays Supreme Court Cornerstone; Hughes and Davis Speak for Bench and Bar". First report coverage on President Herbert Hoover laying the cornerstone for the new United States Supreme Court Building in W... See More  

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