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Harlem mobster Casper Holstein kidnapping...

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September 23, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 23, 1928

* Casper Holstein kidnapping
* Harlem Negro mobster leader

The front page has a one column heading: "RICH NEGRO SEIZED FOR $50,000 RANSOM" with subheads. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Casper Holstein was a prominent New York mobster involved in the Harlem "numbers rackets" during the Harlem Renaissance. He, along with his occasional rival Stephanie St. Clair, was responsible for bringing back illegal gambling to the neighborhood after an eight-year absence following the conviction of Peter H. Matthews in 1915. Holstein became known as the "Bolito King".

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