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1923 Chicago gangland war in full swing...

Item # 701506

January 27, 1923


* Frederick Lundin's corruption in the Windy city
* Chicago gangland wars in it's infancy
* Prohibition & great depression
* Best title to be had - rare as such

The front page has a great banner headline for display concerning very early corruption in Chicago that was a prelude to the gangland wars: "INDICT LUNDIN AS BOODLER" with subhead. (see images) Nice for display.
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 22 pages, light toning and a little wear along the margins, generally good.

wikipedia notes: Frederick Lundin was a U.S. Representative from Illinois and a Republican Party ward boss in Chicago. He played an instrumental role in the successful mayoral elections of William Hale Thompson and the creation of Thompson's patronage system. He also built up the organized syndicate later taken over by Al Capone in 1922.


Category: The 20th Century