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1928 Harlem mobster Casper Holstein kidnapping...

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September 25, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1928

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

The top of page 33 has a one column heading: "NEGRO, BACK HOME, LAUDS KIDNAPPERS" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 64 pages, rag edition, a few small binding slits along the spine, very 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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