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Research - Prohibition & Outlaws

Collection by Shannon D. Wells, Author

Shannon D. Wells, Author
Not-so-close shave for Thomas Orange: 'His crime, Shop and warehouse breaker' Style Gangster, Mafia, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos, Vintage Stuff, Vintage Magazine, Peaky Blinders, Gangsters

Rogues' gallery: 1930s mugshots from a police identification book

These mugshots come from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums

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The husband who murdered his wife to cover up the fact that he was a SHE and other haunting police mugshots from 1920s Australia

The collection of black and white pictures are from a series of around 2,500 'special photographs' taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers.

Gertrude 'Billie' Murphy, is brought in for questioning in the murder case of Michael Stopec, who was shot and killed in an apartment hotel, circa July Chicago Tribune historical photo Chicago City, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Area, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Photographs, 1920s Flapper Girl, 1920s Aesthetic, American Crime

Dangerous dames and good-time gals

A fascinating look into the world of women and crime, including murderers, bandits, crooks and mob wives, from the Tribune's 4x5 glass-plate and acetate negative archive during the early 1900s.

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Gun Molls

Blank Note card, 4 x 4.5". Nothing like pistol packin' mamas to rivet the attention of the American public! As gangsters blazed their way across the headlines in the 1920s they brought along their partners, the infamous "gun molls". So aflame was the interest in these gangster girls that they inspired their own magazine! To see more gun totin' ladies visit our blog at: www.greetingsfromotherworlds.wordpress.com You can save a lot by ordering five cards for just $12.00…

The Prohibition Story In Photos: - Flashbak Real Gangster, Mafia Gangster, Us History, American History, Mystery Dinner Theater, Dinner Theatre, 1920s Gangsters, Al Capone, Past Tense

The Prohibition Story In Photos: 1920-1933 - Flashbak

In 1920, the 18th Amendment was passed making the manufacture and sale of alcohol illegal. But many people in this time of 'Prohibition' continued to drink and gangsters made enormous amounts of money from supplying illegal liquor

Mob moll Margaret Kane in 1932 Margaret Kane, New York City Ny, City Gallery, New York Daily News, True Crime, Photo Archive, Mafia, World, Life

Mob moll, 1931 - Photos - Mob molls of New York City

Apparently, she isn't sorry! Mob moll Margaret Kane smiles as she leaves Ridgewood Court for jail in 1932. The New York Daily News' photo archive is on Twitter! Follow us at @NYDailyNewsPix

Several members of Detroit's notorious Jewish organized crime organization, the Purple Gang, were arrested for arms violations protecting Detroit drug dealers, on this day in Detroit Art, Detroit History, Detroit Sports, Flint Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Rock And Roll, The Mitten State, Mug Shots

Timeless Images

Timeless Images Of Michigan's mission is to make this photographic record available to the people here in Michigan and across the globe. Through this website we offer access to a wide range of photographic prints and antiques as a contribution to further education and scholarship all the while preserving this universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations to come. Most images are made from the original black and white photographs. TO SEE THE MANY OTHER DETROIT…

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Night-club singer, Texas Guinan, 1929

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Clair was a gang leader who ran the first leading illegal gambling operation in Harlem alongside notorious gangster Bumpy Johnson. She was known as queenie through out manhat. Bumpy Johnson, Italian Gangster, Real Gangster, Don Corleone, Bad Girls Club, Montage Photo, The Secret History, Janet Jackson, The Godfather

I Wish I Knew More About #3: Madame Stephanie St. Clair

Once Prohibition ended, the white Mafia decided that it wanted to control the Harlem numbers game. St. Clair fought back and found herself in a war with mobster Dutch Shultz in particular. Their confrontations became increasingly violent. When Shultz was ambushed on orders from Lucky Luciano and lay dying at Newark City Hospital, St. Clair sent him a telegram that read: “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.” She signed it “Madame Queen.”

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Down and Out on a Dyckman Street Barge

True story of Isobel and Margaret Stone, the daughters of a former State Governor, who were discovered living in a Dyckman Street houseboat colony.

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Photos of Mary Louise Cecilia 'Texas' Guinan

During the years of Prohibition in the U.S., specifically 1920 to 1933, Texas Guinan...

Being married to a hitman will almost always get you into trouble, and no one knew that better than Lottie Coll, wife of Irish mobster Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll. Here, Coll holds her scarf to her face as she is arraigned in court in Real Gangster, City Gallery, Mystery Of History, Vintage Photographs, Antique Photos, Mafia, New York City, Real Life, The Incredibles

Mob moll, 1931 - Photos - Mob molls of New York City

Take a fascinating look at the female companions of the Mafia, who not only put their lives on the line being associated with some of the most dangerous men in the world, but who also acted as their accomplices in some of the most deadliest crimes.

Front page of the Saturday, December 1932 Daily News, with headline about notorious gangster Legs Diamond reading, "Kiki Vanishes; Last To see Diamond." Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Vintage Newspaper, The Way I Feel, New York Daily News, Richard Iii, Lower East Side, Gangsters, True Crime, Mafia, New York City

Front page of the Saturday, December 19, 1932 Daily News, with...

Front page of the Saturday, December 19, 1932 Daily News, with headline about notorious gangster Legs Diamond reading, "Kiki Vanishes; Last To see Diamond."