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Al Capone freed from prison....



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November 16, 1939

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, November 16, 1939

* Al 'Scarface" Capone to be freed from prison
* Chicago gangster becoming a free man again
* Best publication to be had ? rare as such


The front page has a banner headline: "BARE O'HARE'S CAPONE TRAP" with subheads. (see) Al Capone would leave the penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania on this day. 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 38 pages, rag edition in nice condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

Category: The 20th Century