A rare issue of the American newspaper "The Examiner" dated September 10, 1899 announcing Dreyfus' sentence in a retrial in the Rennes Military Court in which Dreyfus was found guilty of treason and sentenced to ten years in prison. On the title page is a large photograph of Dreyfus on the right, and on the left is a painting of the prison to which Dreyfus was sent. A rare historical Documentation of an affair that shook the whole of Europe, and heard of it reached as far as the distant United States.
The title page is all about trial and vivid descriptions from the courtroom, Dreyfus himself showed no sign of reacting and maintained restraint. A demonstration in favor of Dreyfus took place outside the courtroom at the time. The headline reports that in a majority of five judges against two Dreyfus is found guilty. Below Dreyfus' picture is written: "Captain Alfred Dreyfus twice convicted of treason." The paper extensively reviews the affair from its inception and also expands on the first trial held in 1895 as well as the humiliation ceremony in which the ranks of Dreyfus were removed. At the bottom of the page is a short article stating that Dreyfus is innocent and that his sentence is a cruel act of injustice. It is important to note that only a week and a half after the date on which the newspaper before us was published, Everything changed and Dreyfus eventually got the final pardon.
10 pages. Complete sheet. 55 cm. Stains. Good condition.