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Sacco and Vanzetti Executed in 1927...

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August 22, 1927

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, August 22, 1927 

* Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti 
* Electric chair executions near 

This 14 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "NEW SACCO-VANZETTI STAY SOUGHT AS STATE DEPARTMENT OFFERS DATA; JUDGE BRANDEIS REFUSES TO ACT" with subheads and related photo. (see)

Other news of the day. Light browning with some margin wear and minor text loss, 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.

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