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Roger Touhy escapes jail in 1942...

Item # 659038

October 10, 1942


* Roger Touhy escapes prison
* Chicago mob boss & bootlegger
* Stateville haunted prison
* Best title to be had ? rare as such

The front page has a great banner headline:  "HUNT SEVEN IN TOUHY ESCAPE" with subheads. Nice for display. First report coverage continues on pages 6 & 7 with related map and photos. 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" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headlines! Whether hanging on your wall or part of an ongoing collection, these events are sure to capture the flavor of this infamous period in American history.
Complete with all 32 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

Category: The 20th Century