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Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassinated...
Item # 633370
February 15, 1936
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 15, 1936
* Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassination
* St. Valentine's Day Massacre fame
* Al 'Scarface' Capone hit man
Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "'Machine Gun' McGurn Is Slain in Chicago; Linked to St. Valentine 'Massacre' of 1929" (see) McGurn was the main hit man for Al Capone during the gangster heyday of the 1920's. First report coverage here.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 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. Nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century