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The Six Who Were Hanged. (Cover Title) CLEM G. HEARSEY

The Six Who Were Hanged. (Cover Title)


Other works by CLEM G. HEARSEY

Publication: Privately printed by the author, 1924, N P New Orleans

First edition. 8vo. Pink printed wrappers, 29 pp. illustrated from three photographic scenes. "This book contains a graphic pictorial and narrative description of the history-making execution at Amite, La., on May 9, 1924, where six men paid the extreme penalty on the gallows for the murder of one. The three scenes of the actual execution contained in this book are among the most unusual photographs in the world." The murder took place in Independence, Louisiana, where Dallas Calmes the village inn-keeper was gunned down at his restaurant by Joseph Bocchio and Joseph Giglio. Accused with them were Natale Deamore, Rosario Leona, Andreas Lamantia, and Joseph Rini. Covers moderately soiled, tiny nicks and chips to the extremities, foxing to the interior pages, else a good copy.

Inventory Number: 51034