Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old. Capone was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York […]
The term “Chappaquiddick incident” refers to the circumstances involving the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, whose body was discovered underwater inside an automobile driven by U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy. During the early morning hours of July 19, 1969, Kopechne’s body and the car were found in a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. After […]
BODY IN TRUNK, DAVENPORT, IOWA, 1946. The sheriff examines with a magnifying glass, the analysis kit on the ground. Acme Newspictures credit, with paper slug.
“MURDER IN BARROOM (ROYAL BAR & RESTAURANT) … MANHATTAN.”
“BODY OF JOHN DILLINGER, DESPARADO…. LAST RIDE TO MORGUE.”
AL CAPONE’S BROTHER. UPI Telephoto, 1938, with stamp for Acme Newspictures. Black and white photograph shows Ralph Capone, hiding his face, as he and Mrs. Capone led “lensmen” on a “wild 100-mile chase” after visiting the stricken gangster in Alcatraz. CAPONE ENTERING COURTROOM. AL CAPONE’S WIFE. An Acme Newspictures photograph from 1938. The caption of […]
Vice gambling raid,breaks up button game of Fan Tan, at house on W. Cermak used as Chinese gaming place, Aug 22, 1964.
January 24, 1968. A group of men are arraigned in Forrest County Circuit Court (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) on the charge of arson in the January 10, 1966, firebombing of Vernon Dahmer’s house and store. Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Detroit Police Auto Pound. Photo is Dated 2/11/65.
Kowalke, Herman Wilhelm, DOB 9-16-17, Booking # 80-12839 http://www.ampersandvintage.com/Ampersand_Vintage/Home.html
Escaped slave displays wounds from torture. (1863)
Ransom Rendezvous on Skid Row Jose’ Maez and John Marsh try to collect 5,000 dollars for Vittorio Barattieri.Policeman Autocuette Quinn poses as Countess Barattieri. May 13, 1957
Beaten Man Stabs Wife 1954 Arthur Shay in custody at Oak Lawn Police Station, October 15, 1954. Officer Charles Colbert is holding the knife Shay used to kill his wife after she hit Shay on the back of his head with the baseball bat that is lying on the desk during a domestic dispute.
Burglar terrorist Louis Vasselli who was a member of the gang that invaded the home of Charles Laury Bottohf on May 28, 1962.
Teen Slasher Re-Captured 1960 Walter J. Woods, age 16, was recaptured after his jail escape after attcking and slashing a woman April 6 1960
People waiting in Bedford Park court room to make bond after bookie raid, August 11, 1959.
Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920
Detroit Shakedown Youth Gang. Photo is dated Aug 26,1976.
Gordon County, ca. 1918. Crowd stands around after an unidentified African-American man was lynched.