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Mugshots of mobsters in 1930s New York found in private diaries of detective now…

The personal files of a New York City Police Department detective are up for auction. Eugene Canevari served with New York's Finest for 24 years including the 1930s. He managed to accrue an enormous collection of mugshots of the city's most notorious criminals.
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    Photos of Al Capone in his open casket. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334249/Letters-notes-illustrate-Al-Capones-descent-dementia-sale.html

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    Mugshots of mobsters in the 1930s New York found in private diaries of detective now up for auction Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2345395/Mugshots-mobsters-1930s-New-York-private-diaries-detective-auction.html#ixzz35Oe1n3er Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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    Last rights: The collection includes pictures of deceased bodies in suspected homicides laying in coffins

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    Laid to rest: The auction includes a series of photographs showing Al Capone in his bronze casket

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