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Sacco and Vanzetti Executed in 1927...

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August 25, 1927

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, August 25, 1927 

* Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti executed 
* Electric chair 

This 20 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "BODIES OF SACCO AND VANZETTI TO LIE IN STATE UNTIL SUNDAY" with subheads. (see)

Other news of the day. Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were two Italian-born American anarchists, who were arrested, tried, and executed via electrocution in the American state of Massachusetts. There is much controversy regarding their guilt, stirred in part by Upton Sinclair's 1928 novel Boston. Critics of the trial have accused the prosecution and trial judge of allowing anti-Italianism, anti-immigrant, and anti-anarchist sentiment to influence the jury's verdict. 

Category: The 20th Century