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Al Capone freed from prison...
Item # 585565
November 16, 1939
NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, NYC, November 16, 1939
* Al Capone freed from prison (early 1st report)
* Chicago gangster a free man
This 38 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "Capone Freed,Enters Hospital In Baltimore", "Capone Set Free At Lewisburg, Pa." and more (see photos). 1st report coverage on Al "Scarface" Capone being set free after serving prison time for tax evasion. He would never regain his power and would be dead less than ten years later.
Other news of the day including sports and advertisements. Light browning with a little spine wear but otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a crime syndicate dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal activities during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s.
Born in Brooklyn to Southwestern Italian immigrants Gabriele and Teresina Capone, Capone began his career in Brooklyn before moving to Chicago and becoming the boss of the criminal organization known as the Chicago Outfit – though his business card reportedly described him as a used furniture dealer.
Although he was never successfully convicted of racketeering charges, Capone's criminal career ended in 1931, when he was indicted and convicted by the federal government for income-tax evasion.
Category: The 20th Century