23. The "Bride" and the Body


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“Atlanta woman announced her marriage, went to New York to buy her trousseau, and came home with unknown corpse.” - The Vicksburg Herald, 14 Nov 1915

Violet tells the story of Julia Choate Crumley, and ‘the tiny lie that grew into a monster that threatened her destruction’ as the Chicago Tribune put it - or- the lengths a 28-year-old society girl would go to to make people believe that she had found a husband.

Meanwhile, Jim takes a trip down memory lane to reveal the local poetry of his hometown thanks to the Lancashire Evening Post, as well as finding some unforgiving letters from the editor.

Yesterday's Chip Paper is a fortnighly(ish) history podcast that looks at true crime, bizarre stories, and curious characters from historic newspaper archives. Your hosts, Jim and Violet, are two amateur researchers based on opposite sides of the Atlantic - Jim in New York and Violet in London - who come together twice a month to tell each other about the bonkers tales they've found in historic newspaper archives from across the world.

Archives used in this episode:British Newspaper Archives https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Chicago Tribune Archive archives.chicagotribune.com/


Additional music:

Cool Vibes - Film Noire by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/

I Ain’t Got Nobody performed by Marion Harris thanks to the Free Music Archive

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