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644054

Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial...

Item #644054

October 10, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 10, 1931



* Gangster Al 'Scarface' Capone

* Tax evasion trial w/ transcripts

* World Series of baseball




Page 4 has a one column heading: "LAVISH CAPONE LIFE AND $5 TIPS BARED" with subheads. (see) Includes trial transcripts from the day before.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on the current World Series between the Ph... See More  

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$37.00
643796

Very displayable French criminal broadside from 1794...

Item #643796

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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643521

The South African diamond fields...

Item #643521

February 25, 1888

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 25, 1888  The front cover shows: "Chasing and Capturing a Diamond thief at the South African Diamond-Fields" with four scenes. Within the issues is "The Delagoa Bay Railway, South Africa"; half page print: "Trial of M. Wilson, in Paris, for Illicit Dealing in French Decorations". A full page: "The Russian Army: ... See More  

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643468

Andersonville prison... Baseball at the "Presidential Mansion"...

Item #643468

August 30, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1865



* Andersonville prison

* Henry Wirz trial

* Early baseball




The front page has: "ANDERSONVILLE. The Wirz Trial Yesterday" and more. Page 5 has a rare report of a baseball game on the White House lawn, under: "The Field--Base Ball" which begins: "The base ball tournament was continued today in the rear of the Presidential Mansion...&qu... See More  

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643186

The "nefarious doctrine" of polygamy...

Item #643186

May 20, 1890

MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, May 20, 1890  The front page has column heads: "MORMONISM DEFINED" "Interesting Opinion by the Supreme Court" "The Nefarious Doctrine Persisted in & Propagated in Spite of All Interference". Bits of text include: "...A distinguishing feature of Mormonism is well known to be polygamy & an absolute ecclesiastical control of i... See More  

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643134

The "Axis Sally" Trial... with photo...

Item #643134

January 24, 1949

MORNING CALL, Allentown, Jan 24, 1949 Ftpg. 3 line, 1 col. head: Treason Trial of Axis Sally Starts Today. One col. photo of Axis Sally above the head. Her real name was Mildred Elizabeth Gillars.

Front page only, but in good condition.



Note: "Mildred Gillars, AKA "Axis Sally", was a native of Portland, Main. She was studying music at Hunter College in Germany in the 1930s and f... See More  

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642767

Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #642767
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). 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 fold... See More  

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642592

Very early plastic surgery... Trial for the mutiny on the Bounty...

Item #642592
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  October, 1794  Included is a fascinating--and extremely early--account of what we would call plastic surgery, being a letter from the East Indies which notes in part: "...the following very curious, and, in Europe, I believe, unknown chirugical [archaic spelling of 'surgery'] operation which has long been practiced in India with success... See More  

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642496

Davy Crockett in Congress...

Item #642496

December 20, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1834  In reports from Congress is text noting Davy Crockett's comments, with: "Mr. Crockett submitted the following resolutions:..." and a bit further on: "Mr. Crockett said he feared gentlemen did not understand the nature of his resolution. It was a mere inquiry whether those rivers were of a national character or not...&quo... See More  

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642234

Nazi leader Robert Ley suicide....

Item #642234

October 26, 1945

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, October 26, 1945



* Robert Ley suicide death

* German Labour Front leader




The front page has two column heading: "Ley, Nazi Labor Boss, Hangs Self With Towel In Nuernberg Jail Cell" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front, suicide while awaiting trial at Nuremberg for war crimes.

Other news, spo... See More  

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642117

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish pleads insanity......

Item #642117

January 08, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 8, 1935



* Albert Fish pleads not guilty

* By reason of insanity

* 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: "PLEA OF INSANITY ENTERED FOR FISH" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is o... See More  

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642109

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish insanity plea......

Item #642109

January 09, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 9, 1935



* Albert Fish insanity plea

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"




The back page has a one column heading: "Albert Fish Loses Plea" with subhead. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular... See More  

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642039

The beheading of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France...

Item #642039
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1793 



* Marie Antoinette beheaded

* The Queen of France

* Common hangman




Near the back under the heading: "Obituary of Considerable Persons", and amongst the listings of many others, is the very historic report of the beheading of Marie Antoinette, the text beginning: "Guillotined, at Paris, in her 38th year, being born Nov... See More  

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642036

Beheading of King Louis XVI...

Item #642036
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1793  The best content is the report headed: "Particular Account of the Murder of Louis XVI" which gives considerable detail of the closing moments of his life, ending with: "...The Confessor fell upon his knees, and implored the King's blessing, who gave it him with an affectionate embrace. The religious & good Monarch the... See More  

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642030

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #642030
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 with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis ... See More  

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640410

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish trial...

Item #640410

March 19, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 19, 1935



* Albert H. Fish court trial - self-harm

* 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: "'NOT IN RIGHT MIND,' FISH WROTE TO SON" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one o... See More  

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640386

Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish trial...

Item #640386

March 25, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 25, 1935



* Albert H. Fish court trial - Confession

* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal

* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"

* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"




The top of page 3 is a one column heading: "'FISH SAYS HE SLEW THE GAFFNEY BOY" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publi... See More  

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640258

The decision in the James Somersett slave case... News from America...

Item #640258
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772 



* Somersett's case

* Slaves - slavery




Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark sl... See More  

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640072

Map of the North Pole... Execution of Admiral Byng...

Item #640072
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1757 



* Admiral John Byng execution

* HMS Monarch - Royal Navy

* Battle of Minorca failure

* Early North Pole map




The prime feature of this issue is a large foldout map titled: "A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands & seas in the Great Chains of Mountains which traverse the Globe from the North Pole...&quo... See More  

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640043

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

Item #640043

July 09, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912  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 incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football history. ... See More  

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639976

Mike Tyson gets 10 years for rape...

Item #639976

March 26, 1992

THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, March 26, 1992



* Heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson

* 10 year Sentencing for rape

* Best title to be had
?



The front page has a banner headline: "Tyson gets 10-year term" with subhead and photo. (see) More on page 2. First report coverage on Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson being sentenced for the rape of Desiree Washington. Nice to have from the city where... See More  

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639875

Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial...

Item #639875

January 24, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 24, 1935.

 

* Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial

* Bruno Hauptmann & the ladder traced to him ?

* Loads of court testimony




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "EXPERT TRACES TOOL MARKS ON LADDER TO HAUPTMANN, PART OF WOOD TO HIS ATTIC" with subheads. (see) Much more inside with multiple pages of court testimony
... See More  

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639871

Death by duel of naval hero Stephen Decatur...

Item #639871

March 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820  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...They fought at 8 paces with pistols---at the first fire both were wounded--com. Decatur through the abdo... See More  

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639850

Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial...

Item #639850

January 10, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 10, 1935.

 

* Charles Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial

* Bruno Hauptmann Picked Out

* Loads of court testimony




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "CONDON NAMES HAUPTMANN AS 'JOHN' WHO GOT RANSOM; PARRIES DEFENSE'S ATTACK" with subheads that include: "Points To Suspect Thrice" "Says Prisoner As
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639191

Reconstruction begins after the Civil War...

Item #639191

August 15, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 15, 1865  Among the ftpg. column heads: "FROM RICHMOND!" "Restoration of Civil Rule Not Advisable Just Now" "Secession Agitations to be Forever Silenced" "The Result of the Rebellion" "Life to the Nation, Death to Slavery" "R. E. Lee's Election to the Presidency of Washington College" "Grantin... See More  

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639017

Lincoln's first election...

Item #639017

November 10, 1860

THE WEEKLY PRESS, Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln's election win (1st)



Page 3 has reports and charts on the Presidential election, the first column heads not noting anything definitive: "THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION" "The Result of Last Tuesday's Canvass" "The Result In Virginia Doubtful" "Missouri Carried By Douglas" "Lar... See More  

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638932

Al 'Scarface' Capone changes plea....

Item #638932

July 31, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 31, 1931



* Gangster Al 'Scarface' Capone tax evasion case

* Changes plea to Judge H. Wilkerson




Page 12 has a one column heading: "CAPONE BEGS A TRIAL AS COURT BARS DEAL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Al Capone changing his mind and pleading not guilty after learning he may get a hefty jail sentence on the tax evasion charge. This ... See More  

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638816

Trial of the Andersonville prison warden...

Item #638816

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, very nice condition.... See More  

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638745

Dutch Schultz trial ends in a deadlock..

Item #638745

April 28, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 28, 1935



* Dutch Schultz trial ends in a deadlock

* Jewish gangster - beer baron - bootlegger




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "DEADLOCK OF JURY ENDS SCHULTZ TRIAL; 7 TO 5 AT THE END" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the end of Arthur 'Dutch Schultz' Flegenheimer's trial for income tax evasion that resulted in a... See More  

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638610

Baldwin v. G.A.F. Seelig, Inc....

Item #638610

March 05, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1935



* Baldwin v. G.A.F. Seelig, Inc. ruling

* United States Supreme Court decision




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "U.S. COURT RULES ALBANY VIOLATES INTERSTATE LAW IN CONTROL OF BULK MILK" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside with complete court ruling.

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

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638603

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

Item #638603

August 24, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 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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638602

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

Item #638602

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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638181

Death by duel of naval hero Stephen Decatur...

Item #638181

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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638112

White slaves, Porter's court martial trial, The Shakers, Creek Indians...

Item #638112

September 03, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 3, 1825  Page 3 has an interesting article: "White Slaves". Elsewhere are: "The Shakers" with some details on them at Watervliet, New York; over 4 pages taken up with: "The Trial of Commodore Porter" concerning his general court martial for invading a town in Puerto Rico, which includes 2 letters signed in type: James ... See More  

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637936

Barbaric treatment of apprentices...

Item #637936

August 17, 1767

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL [Gloucester], England, August 17, 1767  Beginning on page 2 is the reporting of the barbaric treatments that Elizabeth Brownrigg did to the girl apprentices. She had beaten the one girl so viciously that, even though she had been found, the doctors were not able to save her life.  "On Sunday morning one of the unfortunate girls who were cruelly beaten, and othe... See More  

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637825

School prayer barred...

Item #637825

March 09, 1948

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, March 9, 1948



* Supreme Court decision (1st report)

* Seperation of Church and State in schools




The front page has a one column heading: "Religious Sects Can't Hold Class In Public School" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the famous Supreme Court ruling.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, a l... See More  

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637783

School directed prayer is unconstitutional...

Item #637783

June 28, 1962

THE EVENING TELEGRAM, Herkimer-Ilion, New York, June 28, 1962  The front page has the 2-line, 3-column heading: "JFK Says Nation Must Obey Prayer Ruling", which provides President Kennedy's response to public reaction to the Supreme Court's decision in Engel v. Wade, which declared it unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and/or to encoura... See More  

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637767

Report from the Frank James trial...

Item #637767

April 12, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 12, 1883 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Dick Liddil




The top of pg. 2 has: "MISSOURI'S OUTLAWS" "Dick Liddill's Value as a Witness for the State in the James Trial" "Charley Ford's Opinion of His Testimony--Jail Delivery at Quincy--Burrill in the Penitentiary--Convicted of Libel--Unearthing a Skeleton--The... See More  

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637552

The "Spruce Goose" on trial...

Howard Hughes inquiry halted...

Item #637552

August 12, 1947

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, August 12, 1947



* Aviator Howard Hughes inquiry is halted

* The "Spruce Goose" endeavor on trial




The front page has the single column heading: "SENATORS SUSPEND INQUIRY ON HUGHES; COWARDLY, HE SAYS." The article continues on page 15 where another 5-column heading reads: "Senators Halt Inquiry as Hughes Calls Step Cowardly," which includ... See More  

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637400

Mayor Marion Barry arrested...

McMartin Preschool teachers acquitted of Satanic ritual child-sex abuse...

Item #637400

December 21, 1989

THE WASHINGTON POST, Washington, D.C., December 21, 1989



* Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry arrested

* McMartin Preschool teachers acquitted of child-abuse

* Satanic ritual child-sex abuse hysteria




The front page has the two-line banner headline: "Barry Arrested on Cocaine Charges In Undercover FBI, Police Operation", with subhead: "Sources Say Mayor Used Crack In Downtow... See More  

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637188

New Orleans during the Confederacy...

Item #637188

October 19, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 1861  Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues fro... See More  

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637186

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

Item #637186

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...&q... See More  

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637139

Supreme Court outlaws school prayer...

Item #637139

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... See More  

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637042

Interesting dialogue newspaper from 1682...

Item #637042

April 11, 1682

HERACLITUS RIDENS, London, April 11, 1682 



* Very rare 335 year old title



An interesting and uncommon dialogue newspaper, which was a typical format for some periodicals of that day. Subtitled: "A Dialogue between Jest & Earnest, Concerning the Times." This conversation begins: "Good morrow, Brother, what refection have you for us this morning. We left off with the Wi... See More  

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636931

Home Building & Loan Ass'n v. Blaisdell...

Item #636931

January 09, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 9, 1934



* Home Building & Loan Ass'n v. Blaisdell

* United States Supreme Court decision




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "EMERGENCY POWER OF STATES UPHELD BY HIGHEST COURT" with subheads. (see) Lengthy first report text continues inside.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, this is the rar... See More  

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636781

Startling reports from the Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #636781

August 29, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 29, 1865 



* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia




Among the ftpg. column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL" "A Fresh Accumulation of Horrors!" "Further Convincing Evidence Against the Prisoner" "More of Werze's Diabolical Cruelty" "He Murders Sick Soldiers as a Pastime" &qu... See More  

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636702

On the Daniel Sickles verdict...

Item #636702

April 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 28, 1859 



* Daniel Edgar Sickles trial verdict

* Philip Barton Key murder




Page 6 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Comments On The Trial of Daniel E. Sickles" concerning his the controversial trial for the murder of Philip Barton Key, and was historic for being the first use of the temporarily insanity plea. One of the comments begins: "Whate... See More  

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636665

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #636665
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779  The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More  

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636574

Rehmeyer's Hollow murder... Witchcraft...

Item #636574

January 06, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 6, 1929 



* Rehmeyer's (Hex) Hollow Murder

* York, Pennsylvania - John Blymire




Page 25 has an article headed: "Charm Book Throws Light On 'Witch' Trial" with subhead. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 32 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More  

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636572

The trial of Frank James...

Item #636572

June 21, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 21, 1883 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse James gang

* Gallatin, Missouri trial




Page 7 has two-thirds of a column headed: "FRANK JAMES" "The Prosecution Unmasked by the Unexpected Postponement of the Trial" "Mrs. Hite's Presence a Surprise--Dick Liddill on Parole--Craig and Timberlake Too Energetic to Please the Defense" wi... See More  

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