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Eliot Ness, born in Chicago on April 19, 1903, was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago. He was the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. Ness brought down the notorious gangster Al Capone by targeting the illegal breweries and supply routes used by him.

The world hasn't really changed, people are just less willing to hide who and what they are for the sake of other people's comfort.


Police mugshots in the 1920s…

police mugshots of the 20s

Thank you to the women suffragists who fought so hard for our rights. They suffered bodily harm, jail-time, complete alienation from society.....and some even lost their families in the process. Thank you, and we promise to keep fighting!!

A poster that has been requested so many times. It shows a lot of the American mobsters that, like it or not, are part of our historical culture.

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Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, NL, 1888

Anthony Carfano (1898 – September 25, 1959), also known as "Little Augie Pisano", was a New York gangster who became a Caporegime, or group leader, in the Luciano crime family under mob bosses Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Frank Costello. In the late 1930s, Costello and Joe Adonis sent Carfano to South Florida to expand family operations in that region. Based in Miami, Carfano successfully organized both illegal gambling operations and legitimate spas and hotels, including Miami's Wofford…

Another frequenter of Vegas, Mob boss Anthony Spilotro, foreground, leaves the federal building in Chicago after a bond hearing in this June 17, 1986 file photo / AP

St. Paul -- Arthur Barker, the gangster whose brother and mother, Fred and Kate Barker, were slain in a machine gun battle with Federal agents in Florida while he was in Federal custody in Chicago, is pictured with chief jailer William Gates of Ramsey County, Minn., jail at St. Paul. He was taken here from Chicago, where he will face trial for the alleged kidnapping of Edward J. Bremer. (1935)