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Snapshots and Newspapers of the Hartford Circus Fire, 1944. Research collection of 23 snapshots and a stack of approximately 20 newspapers and clippings depicting and reporting on the deadly circus fire and its aftermath. Eight of the snapshots are printed on Velox paper (3 ½ x 4 ¾”), ten on Kodak paper (7 x 5” sheets, images 4 ¾ x 4 1/8”), and five are contemporary reprints. Newspapers include two different Friday, July 7 editions of the Hartford Courant in which the news breaks, as well as the Saturday issue; the Friday issue of the New Haven Evening Register; and accounts in other newspapers. Accompanying the lot is a 1967 letter to Al Halpern from Thomas C. Barber, a detective on the Hartford Police Department, regarding one of the victims, the long-unidentified girl known as Little Miss 1565 who died in the fire, whose grave Barber regularly visited for the rest of his life.
Snapshots and Newspapers of the Hartford Circus Fire, 1944.
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $500 - $700
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
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