Show image list »
Al 'Scarface' Capone in 1931....
Item # 649897
February 27, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 27, 1931
* Al 'Scarface' Capone vs. United States
* Contempt of Court trial decision (day of)
* Beer baron makes fortune in illegal alcohol
Page 12 has a one column heading: "CAPONE AFFIDAVIT UNDER FIRE IN TRIAL" with subheads. (see) He would be found guilty on this day and be sentenced to Cook County Jail for 6 months.
Also on the same page is a two column heading: "Capone Declared to Get $2,000,000 a Week From 25,000,000-Pint Chicago Beer Business" (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. 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. Nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century