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Charles Birger execution....
Item # 656102
April 20, 1928
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 20, 1928
* Gangster Charles Birger hanging - execution
* Prohibition era bootlegger - charged w/ murder
The top of page 11 has a one column heading: "OUTLAW BIRGER DIES ON GALLOWS DENYING GUILT" with subhead. Two related photos on the back page. (see) First report coverage the execution of Charles Birger for the murder of Mayor Joseph Adams. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper".
Complete with all 44 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such.
Category: The 20th Century