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1929 Al "Scarface" Capone...

Item # 700546

March 28, 1929


* Al 'Scarface' Capone - Chicago Beer baron 
* Charged with contempt of court - faking illness
* Best publication to be had - very rare as such

The top of page 8 has a one column heading: "U.S. CITES CAPONE FOR CONTEMPT; DOUBTS 'ILLNESS'" with subhead. Photo of Capone leaving the federal building is on the back page. (see images) This was shortly after the infamous "St. Valentine's Day Massacre".
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 46 pages, rag edition, great condition.

wikipedia notes: On March 27, 1929, Capone was arrested by FBI agents as he left a Chicago courtroom after testifying to a grand jury that was investigating violations of federal prohibition laws. He was charged with contempt of court for feigning illness to avoid an earlier appearance.

Category: The 20th Century