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In 14 February 1929, St Valentine’s Day, four men disguised as police walked into a garage on North Clark Street, Chicago, lined up the seven people inside against the wall and shot them dead. At the height of the 1920s - the era of Prohibition, which was dominated by gangsters - the murder of seven men stunned the nation. It was later revealed that Chicago mobster Al Capone ordered the ‘hit’ but that the real target, mob leader George ‘Bugs’ Moran, escaped the carnage. Ultimately, the St Valentine’s Day massacre turned the American public against urban folk heroes like Al Capone and ushered in a new era - the Depression.
Charles Gargotta - Also known as "Mad Dog", (1900–1950) was a Kansas City, Missouri gangster who became a top enforcer for the Kansas City crime family.
Looking at the images of limp bodies and weeping victims, Mr Codella saw the gaze of an NYPD officer
Safety at work: Two women show off a new uniform - including a plastic bra - designed to help prevent occupational accidents among female war workers in this black and white snap from the records of the Womens Bureau, taken in Los Angeles in 1943
Iconic image: Yoko Ono has tweeted this image of John Lennons bloodstained glasses together with a message about how many people have been killed by guns in the U.S. since his death
War effort: A female riveter sits atop an aircraft at U.S. aircraft manufacturing firm Lockheed Corporation during the Second World War
To the right, a photograph taken at the interaction of Second Avenue and 50th Street shows the Chrysler Building standing tall, not yet surrounded by other midtown high-rises