Book #71686
Item #71686 Durant Hangs!! The Brutal Slayer of Two Girls, 9-1/4" x 5," 1890. Publisher Advertisement.

Durant Hangs!! The Brutal Slayer of Two Girls, 9-1/4" x 5," 1890.

"The Brutal Slayer of Two Girls" [Publisher Advertisement]. Durrant Hangs!! The Brutal Slayer of Two Girls, Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams in San Francisco, Is Sentenced to Die November 12. [Utica, NY: The Utica Saturday Globe, 1890]. 9-1/4" x 5" broadside, single-column text below headline. Light browning, negligible faint dampstain to left-hand margin. $650. * Durrant, the assistant Sunday School Superintendent at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Francisco, raped and murdered Minnie Williams, a member of the congregation, when she was decorating the church for Easter Sunday. While investigating that crime, the police discovered that Durrant murdered another girl, Blanche Lamont. The Utica Saturday Globe was a well-regarded illustrated newspaper that was distributed nationally. This small broadside is an advertisement for the paper's account of the Durrant case in its upcoming issue. The reader is promised "special photo-engravings illustrating the horrible story of murder at which the whole world stood aghast." OCLC locates 3 copies (Syracuse University, UC-Berkeley, Yale Law School).

Price: $650.00

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