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    Abraham Lincoln: Early California Newspaper Account of the Assassination. Large format (23" x 32") issue of the San Francisco "Evening Alta California" newspaper for April 15, 1865. The main headline declares: "Terrible News. President Lincoln Assassinated." This news was transmitted across the country via telegraph. Black mourning rules separate the columns of type. One front page item relates how Rabbi Elkan Cohn of Congregation Emmanuel tearfully broke the news to his fellow worshippers. Besides the main story on the front page, there are mining notices and ads for steamship & railroad companies, as well as Wells, Fargo & Company. Minor wear on one horizontal fold with small edge tears. Overall, clean and bright.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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