gangsters in the 1920's

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Machine Gun Kelly 1930s George Kelly Barnes Photo Mugshot Prohibition Mafia Mobster Gangster Irish Man Cave Memphis - Etsy
Machine gun Kelly was an American gangster during the roaring 20s. He was from Memphis, Tennessee. He got his nick name because of his obsession with the Thompson submachine gun. His most famous crime was kidnapping businessman Charles F. Urschel. He got away with $200,000. He eventually died at the age of 59 in Kansas. A pretty long life for a gangster.
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Buchalter's most significant hit to date came in 1935 when the powerful New York gangster Dutch Schultz… Dutch Schultz …was rubbed out in a Newark, New Jersey tavern when Schultz insisted on eliminating New York District Attorney Thomas Dewey…
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Jack Diamond, Aka Legs Diamond Photo by Everett
Jack Diamond, Aka Legs Diamond ~ John "Legs" Diamond, alias Jack Moran (July 10, 1897-December 18, 1931), aka Gentleman Jack, was a famous Irish-American gangster in New York City during the Prohibition era. A bootlegger and close associate of gambler Arnold Rothstein, Diamond survived a number of attempts on his life between 1919 and 1931, causing him to be known as the "clay pigeon of the underworld."
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Charles Arthur Floyd was an American bank robber. He was named pretty boy Floyd because of his good looks. He was eventually sentenced to 15 years in prison. He escaped, but was eventually killed by federal agents.
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This article shows the beginning of the prohibition taking place. The prohibition was the main reason gangsters started coming up. If the prohibition was never enforced the amount of organized crime would have been very minimal compared to what it was since the prohibition was enforced. This was the beginning of organized crime and gangsters.
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John Herbert Dillinger - 1934 - Wanted Poster
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Joseph Amberg (1893-1935) - Find a Grave Memorial
Joseph Amberg was an organized crime figure. He along with his brothers Louis "Pretty" and Hyman Amberg were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City. He was eventually killed in Brownsville, Brooklyn on September 30, 1935. He was gunned down on a wall by members of Murder inc.
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Collectible Paper Ephemera (1920-1939) for sale | eBay
Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters during the roaring 20s. He was eventually caught for tax evasion and sent to Alcatraz where he died. He was definitely the most popular of all the gangsters in the 20s. His most known crime was the Valentine’s Day massacre where he killed 7 members of the Northside Chicago gang.