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Source: Showman
Source type: journal
Document type: column
Document title: “Notes of the Week”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 8 November 1901
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 49
Pagination: 129-32 (excerpt below includes only page 129)

“Notes of the Week.” Showman 8 Nov. 1901 v3n49: pp. 129-32.
Leon Czolgosz (execution: public response); Leon Czolgosz (popular culture); Leon Czolgosz (disposal of remains); Leon Czolgosz (execution: popular culture); McKinley assassination (international response); Leon Czolgosz (waxworks).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz.


Notes of the Week [excerpt]

AS everyone knows, Czolgosz has suffered the extreme penalty of the law for his terrible crime. Showmen were naturally to the fore in their efforts to make capital out of the affair, and the proprietors of several dime museums and other exhibitions literally fought to obtain possession of the body for the purpose of exhibiting it. One telegraphed to the prison offering £1,000 for the corpse, and the proprietor of a kinoscope exhibition offered the authorities £500 to be allowed to take an animated photograph of the electrocution. Needless to say, all the offers were refused; but those who wish to secure a counterpart of the murderer can do so from Messrs. Stewart, Sons & De Witt, who have produced some striking models of the assassin.



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