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1928 Pineapple Primary in Chicago... gangland...



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April 11, 1928

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 11, 1928

* Pineapple Primary in Chicago
* William Hale Thompson - Big Bill
* Gangster era elections - corruption
* Best publication to be had (very rare)

The top of the front page has a nice banner headline: "EMMERSON WINS BY 440,000; Swanson Beats State's Attorney Crowe by 120,000" with subheads. (see) More on the following pages. First report coverage on the primary election in Gangster infested Chicago, Illinois at the height of government corruption there.
Complete with 46 pages, rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: The Pineapple Primary was the name given to a Republican primary election held in Chicago on April 10, 1928; more than 60 bombs were thrown during the campaign and at least two politicians were killed. The name derives from the slang use of "pineapple" to refer to a hand grenade.

Category: The 20th Century