A group of men in suits and hats are obscured by the smoke from the guns, including Thompson submachine guns, shotguns, and revolvers, that they are firing in a shrubland, USA, 1930s. (Photo by Vintage Images/Getty Images)
A car riddled with bullet holes belonging to New-York gangsters, in 1933. After a police chase, the criminals were arrested by policemen who had fired a hundred shots at their car. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Lieutenant William Shoemacher stands and aims a Thompson machine gun, or tommy gun, Chicago, 1926. The gun, developed for World War I, was very popular with gangsters due to its high rate of fire. From the Chicago Daily News collection. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
Black and white image of a two and a half gallon Foamite Crusader fire extinguisher of the foam type, late 1920s or early 1930s. It orginally appeared in 'Crusading Against Fire,' published by American-La France And Foamite Industries Incorporated.