LATEST- INDEX-EXTRA. GARFIELD ASSASSINATED! Washington, D.C. July 2. 2:00 p.m. [caption title]. James Garfield.

LATEST- INDEX-EXTRA. GARFIELD ASSASSINATED! Washington, D.C. July 2. 2:00 p.m. [caption title]

NP: np, [1881]. Broadside. 24 x 16cm. Two short closed tears at top margin, verso has remains of old paper where removed from an album. Striking caption typeface calls out the calamity of the moment. Text, in full: "Garfield is sinking rapidly, from internal hemorrhage. He was shot by a lawyer from Chicago, by the name of Gatteau [sic]. Executive mansion, 3:00 p.m. Hon. Samuel Shellabarger, who has just left the bedside of Garfield, says thai [sic] there seems to be absolutely no hope of his rallying. His spmptoms [sic] are growing more and more alarming, and his death is thought to be very near." Item #64506

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