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William Kemmler: first person to get the electric chair...



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August 09, 1890

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, August 9, 1890 

* William Francis Kemmler
* 1st electric chair execution

* From the city where he is from

Front page coverage on William Kemmler, who had the dubious distinction of being the first person to die by the electric chair. The one column headings reads: "The Auburn Execution" with subheads. Nice to have in a Philadelphia paper, his hometown.
Complete in 16 pages, large issue measuring 29 x 21 inches, some margin wear with small tears, generally good. Should be handled with care.

Category: Post-Civil War