Lot 93 of 435:
Archive of crime related newspaper clippings from 19th century Chicago  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Large scrapbook of crime related newspaper clippings from late 19th century Chicago
Author:
Place:
Chicago
Publisher:
Date:
1870's-1890's
Description:

436 pp. Large ledger pasted mostly with crime centered newspaper clippings, many with illustrations, criminal portraits, etc., with occasional "wanted" notices, some with original photographs. Various other loose clippings and ephemera laid in. (Folio) 43x29 cm (17x11½"), leather backed marbled boards.

A large and fascinating archive of crime related newspaper clippings from the Chicago Times, Tribune, and various other Chicago area newspapers, from the 1870's-90's. The collection features many hundreds of tales of murders, robberies, embezzlements, and retribution. Includes obituaries for Chicago's famous detective, Allan Pinkerton. Also present are a number of "wanted" notices, some illustrated with original photographs. Some notices from the Pinkerton Detective Agency are included as well. Illustrated criminal portraits are scattered throughout, as well as occasional full page illustrations. A unique window into criminals and the justice system in late 19th century Chicago.

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Condition:
Spine strip lacking and boards well worn, top board detached but present; areas of browning to some clippings from the paste used, but all still seem to be readable, occasional small areas of worm damage not affecting text, a few pages with clippings excised, occasional marginalia in pencil or ink; interior overall about very good.
 
Item number:
290311
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