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Al Capone (a.k.a. 'Scarface'), one of the most famous American gangsters, rose to infamy as the leader of the Chicago mafia during the Prohibition era. Before being sent to Alcatraz Prison in 1931 from a tax evasion conviction, he had amassed a personal fortune estimated at $100 million dollars and was responsible for countless murders.

Al Capone And The St Valentine's Day Massacre Feb 14th 1929

Although this poster is from the early 30's, Al Capone was notorious throughout the roaring twenties. (Hana NRMS)

Al capone chicago gangster reward depression era poster

Although this poster is from the early 30's, Al Capone was notorious throughout the roaring twenties. (Hana NRMS)

Al Capone's Soup Kitchen...opened in Chicago by Al Capone, 1931.

Unemployed men queued outside a Depression era soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone, The storefront sign reads "Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed.

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently became known as the "Capones," was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.

"Al Capone Does My Shirts": A Fact-Finding Treasure Hunt Alcatraz scavenger hunt

Al Capone was a very famous organized crime lord (also known as a gangster). Organized crime started to become popular in the 1920's because of Prohibition. (Ben-Declan NRMS)

May mobster Al Capone, convicted of income-tax evasion, enters the federal penitentiary in Atlanta.

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