AL CAPONE & FAMILY

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 KENNEDYS: “Chappaquiddick” (1969)

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 […]

ACME NEWSPICTURES: “Al Capone & Family” (1930’s)

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 […]

“MISSISSIPPI FIREBOMBERS” (1963)

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.

Beaten Man Stabs Wife (1954)

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.