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Auction: 2007, Historic Americana, June 6 & 7
was auctioned on: 8 June 2007
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Admittance Card to Tilton vs. Beecher Trial Signed by Chief Judge,

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Estimate: n. a.
Price realised:  US$184
Lot number 814, Views: 13

3.75" x 2.25" printed card, a token of the "trial of the century," printed on recto City Court of Brooklyn/ Tilton vs. Beecher/ Admit Bearer During Trial/ J. Neilson Chief Judge, and signed J. Neilson on verso. Reverend Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Harriet Beecher Stow, was one of the most recognized and charismatic preachers of antebellum America. In 1872, an article was printed revealing an affair Beecher had with his friend Theodore Tilton's wife. As this became a highly publicized scandal, Tilton took Beecher to court in 1875. After six month trial, the jury could not come to an agreement and Beecher was acquitted. Condition: Excellent.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Title: 2007, Historic Americana, June 6 & 7
Date of the auction: 8 Jun 2007
Address: Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
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OH 45232 Cincinnati
United States
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