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/
These mugshots depict wonderfully dapper Australian criminals from the 1920s. The photos were originally taken by photographers at the New South Wales Police Department. The photos are now archived at the Sydney Justice & Police Museum.
The photograph of William Stanley Moore was taken May 1st, 1925. The caption describes him as: 'an opium dealer operating with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine. Also a wharf labourer and associates with water front thieves and drug traders'.