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Headline News: 1957

Headline News: 1957

This snapshot was in an album that I purchased at a recent estate sale in Alabama. I am guessing this was taken in Spokane Washington since the newspaper on the settee is the Spokane Daily Chronicle. The film was processed in 1957. The headline on the paper reads "Spokane Slayer, 17, Gets 30 Years". View full size.

That's really neat.

Thomas, I was hoping that someone would be able to provide the date. Thanks!

January 14, 1957

A check of Google News Archive shows that the newspaper is the Spokane Daily Chronicle of Monday, January 14, 1957. On the same front page there is news of Humphrey Bogart's death.

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