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1928 Harlem mobster Casper Holstein kidnapping...

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September 24, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 24, 1928

* Casper Holstein kidnapping (set free)
* Harlem Negro mobster leader

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "KIDNAPPED NEGRO FREED BY CAPTORS; FIVE SEIZED IN PLOT" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 44 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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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