Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Chicago Gangsters Invade TribunePhotos

Great opportunity for a history enthusiast to collect some one-of-a-kind photo memorabilia. As a 4th generation Chicagoan, I have much respect for the Trib. Couple that with the fact I have always been interested in 1920's/1930's Chicago Gangsters, and this is a buffs dream come true (The Untouchables was my favorite show as a kid in the early 1960's).
I received my first photo today. Desperado Vern Millers shot up 1933 Auburn Roadster on Montrose Ave. Dated 2-Nov-1933. A wonderful slice of history. I ordered two more pics after seeing this fine example: Irish-American bootlegger Myles O'Donnell  taken in the year 1926 (in his gangster Sunday best) and one of a street scene of a crowd standing around a slain gangsters 1930 Lincoln Sedan on Taylor St., Jan-1931.
My only regret is I did not know about these photos for sale before. Who knows what great stuff I missed out on.
Thank you TribunePhotos!James

A letter from one of our many customers. Thanks James! Gangsters have long been some of our top sellers and the Chicago Tribune's archive is filled with them. We've sold lots of great pictures of Al Capone, Dion O'Banion, Bugs Moran, Tony Accardo, John Dillinger, Big Jim Colosimo, Johnny "The Brain" Torrio, and many others. I'm so glad we could add to your collection!

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