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Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot 5 times...

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October 13, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, October 13, 1930

* Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot 5 times
* New York City Gangster

The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "JACK DIAMOND SHOT 5 TIMES BY GUNMAN IN A 64TH ST. HOTEL", "Gangster, Said to Be Dying, Insists He Does Not Know Three Who Attacked Him"
"Police Patrol Hospital"
and more. 1st report coverage continues on page 2 with small photo of Diamond. Lengthy text here, too much to photograph all.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

source: wikipedia: Jack "Legs" Diamond (1897-December 18, 1931), aka Gentleman Jack, was a famous Irish-American gangster in New York City during the Prohibition era. A bootlegger and close associate of gambler Arnold Rothstein, Diamond survived a number of attempts on his life between 1919 and 1931, causing him to be known as the "clay pigeon of the underworld." In 1930, Diamond's nemesis Dutch Schultz remarked to his own gang, "Ain't there nobody that can shoot this guy so he don't bounce back?" Jack Diamond was not related to Lucchese crime family soldier, Stanley Diamond.

Category: The 20th Century

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