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Arrest of Woodhull & Claflin for publishing obscene material...



Item # 612627

November 03, 1872

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 3, 1872 

* Victoria Woodhull
* Tennessee Celeste Claflin


The front page has: "The Claflin Family" "Arrest of Victoria Woodhull, Tennie C. Claflin, and Col. Blood - They Are Charged with Publishing an Obscene Newspaper" which takes half a column. Woodhull & Claflin were a very notable pair (the former was the first woman candidate for President), advocating "free love" among other then-radical social ideas, many published in their famed newspaper: "Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly". Their arrest was perhaps the most notable event in their career (see hyperlink). Great to have this account on the front page.
Eight pages, great condition.

Category: Post-Civil War