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Serial killer & rapist Albert Fish in custody......

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December 24, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 24, 1934

* Albert Fish gets identified in jail
* Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal
* "The Boogey Man" - "Gray Man"
* "Brooklyn Vampire" - "Werewolf of Wysteria"

The top of the back page has a one column heading: "FISH TRIES TO HIDE FROM GIRL ACCUSER" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not, probably because he committed his crimes locally. Rare as such.
Complete in 30 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Some spine wear, otherwise nice.

Category: The 20th Century