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’ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/74942781273811983/
Art of Identity: Actual Australia convict mugshots 1920s: Herbert Ellis, listed as a house breaker, shop breaker, safe breaker, a receiver of stolen goods and "a suspected person". Convictions include 'indecent language, receiving and throwing a missile'
John Walter Ford and Oswald Clive Nash, June 1921, possibly North Sydney Police Station, Sydney. A week after the photograph was taken the pair, both aged 16, appeared in North Sydney Police Court on break, enter and steal charges, for which they were put on bonds to be of good behaviour for twelve months.
Mug shot of William Stanley Moore, 1 May 1925 Central Police Station, Sydney. Special Photograph no. 1399. this picture appears in the Photo Supplement to the NSW Police Gazette, 28 July, 1926 captioned: ‘Opium dealer./ Operates with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine./ A wharf labourer; associates with waterfront thieves and drug traders.’