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Al Capone
Al Capone
TitleAl Capone
DescriptionCaption: "His Favorite Pose" Here is an excellent likeness of Alphonse Capone, the Big Boy of Chicago Gangland, and the greatest gangster that ever lived. When King Al poses for a photograph which isn't often, he always turns his right cheek to the camera. The left one is disfigured by an ugly scar. Legend has it that Capone was struck by a machine gun bullet when he was a soldier in France."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameCapone, Al, 1899-1947
Organized crime
Coverage-SpatialChicago (Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago gang wars in pictures; X marks the spot
CollectionPicture Chicago
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