Durrant Hangs!! The Brutal Slayer of Two Young Girls, Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams in San Francisco is Sentenced to Die November 12

Durrant Hangs!! The Brutal Slayer of Two Young Girls, Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams in San Francisco is Sentenced to Die November 12

Utica, NY: Utica Globe, [1898].

Small broadside, 5.25 x 9.25 in, on tan newsprint. Fine. Advertises "a full account of [Durant's] remarkable crime and of his Jekyll and Hyde Life," to be published in the Saturday edition of the Utica Globe, accompanied by "photo-engravings illustrating the horrible story of murder at which the whole world stood aghast." William Henry Theodore Durrant (1871-1898), dubbed "The Demon of the Belfry," was hanged for raping and murdering two young women at the San Francisco Emanuel Baptist Church, where he was assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. Durrant was a well-liked member of the Signal Corps and a medical student. His outward respectability, combined with the brutality of his crimes and the setting in which he committed them, made for a truly sensational story that undoubtedly sold many newspapers.

Item #19809

Price: $100.00

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