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Salle Favart, famous opera-comique house in Paris fire...

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May 26, 1887

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 26 & 27, 1887 

* Salle Favart fire disaster (1st & 2nd reports) 
* Opera-Comique 
* Paris, France

These 8 page newspapers have one column headings that include: "A Paris Theatre On Fire", "The Opera Comique Burned And Sixty Lives Lost", "The Death Roll Swelling" and "Terrible Results Of The Opera Comique Fire" 1st and 2nd reports coverage of the fire disaster at the Salle Favart, Opera-Comique in Paris, France.

Other news and advertisements of the day throughout. Each issue is complete, light browning, minor margin wear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: A fire at the Salle Favart on 25 May 1887 resulted in the death of 84 people by asphyxiation. The building was destroyed and the director Léon Carvalho was forced to resign, although later he was acquitted of blame and resumed the helm at the company from 1891 to 1897. 

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