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Item 1034 - John Dillinger Newspapers Catalog 566 (Sep 2019)

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Assortment of contemporary newspapers associated with John Dillinger and his death, circa 1934, with highlights including: a complete issue of The Call Bulletin from January 26, 1934, with the headline: "Link Dillinger to Kidnap" the first section of The Pittsburgh Press from July 23, 1934, with the banner headline: "Girls Lure Dillinger to Death, U.S. Agents Shoot Down Outlaw As He Leaves Chicago Theater"; a complete issue of the Freeport Journal-Standard from July 23, 1934, with the banner headline: "Dillinger Killed by Law Officers"; three issues of the Chicago Herald and Examiner 'Metropolitan Edition' from July 24, 1934, with the banner headline: "Hunt Dillinger Hoard: Nelson Escapes Trap!"; and two issues of the Chicago Herald and Examiner from July 24, 1934, depicting the deceased Dillinger on the back page. Includes several newspaper clippings from the late 1940s, including The American Weekly's 'Dillinger and the Woman in Red' story, Saturday Home Magazine's 'The Shooting of John Dillinger,' and stories by Elgar Brown. In very good to fine condition. Accompanied by several modern reproductions of photographs, wanted posters, and photocopied news clippings. From the collection of David Gainsborough-Roberts.

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