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Machine Gun Kelly, was an American gangster during the Prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His most famous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933 for which he, and his gang, collected a ransom of 200,000 dollars . He then became the FBI's Public Enemy No. 1.

He was sent to Alcatraz for the kidnapping of Charles Urschel. Though his nickname is Machine Gun, he never killed anyone. His wife gave him the nickname to build him a reputation.

History Pictures Of Speakeasy 1920 | prohibition # booze # alcohol

Revelers celebrate the end of Prohibition, This unidentified group of drinkers celebrated the repeal of Prohibition by posing for a photo in which they burned a sign reading “In Compliance With.

Eliot Ness, born in Chicago on April 19, 1903, was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago. He was the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. Ness brought down the notorious gangster Al Capone by targeting the illegal breweries and supply routes used by him.

Eliot Ness, born in Chicago on April was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago. He was the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables.

prohibition. They were trying to do what they thought was right. It didnt work of course. but they did try!!

Prohibition: Women like this would come together because they were against alcohol and drinking. They would make up mottos like "Lips that touch liquor shall not touch ours", stating that they will have no interest in anybody who drinks.

Pouring whiskey into a sewer during prohibition

Pouring whiskey into a Sewer During Prohibition Above we show a vital photo of Pouring whiskey into a sewer. It was made in between 1909 and 1932

This picture represents the time period. In this book mobsters were known all around. Gatsby was known to be a bootlegger.

Al Capone at the Tropical garden, between Mayor of Havana Julio Morales and lawyer, J. Fritz Gordon Photo credit to State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

Gallows used to hang bootlegger who SMILED as he faced death at one of Americas last public executions in 1928 are discovered in an old barn.

Smiling on death row: This 1928 photo provided by the Franklin County Historic Preservation Society in Benton, Ill., shows bootlegging gangster Charlie Birger, center, on the gallows just before his public hanging in Benton