JOHN DILLINGER bank robber Six (6) vintage photo's

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  • Sold Date: Dec 27,2008
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5 vintageoriginal photo's from 1936 of the infamous Bank Robber John Dillinger

4 of the Photo's are glued on a card w on the back the date is 3/11/36 with
Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory
Northwestern University School of Law,
220 East Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois
stamped twice on the back and the number 3761
Two of the photo's are from the 10 famous photos from the FBI's Top Ten List
The other 3 Photo's which only one is loose shoe Dillinger's face after being shot Straight away view and left and right views.
On another carboard backing appears to be a photo of of drawings of how Dillinger might have looked with his face lifts.
Very Cool Items they will not be shipped in the case but packaged well between cardboard and sent in a bubble wrapper.

John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 âe" July 22, 1934) was an American bank robber, considered by some to be a dangerous criminal, while others idealized him as a latter-day Robin Hood. [1] He gained this reputation (and the nickname "Jackrabbit") for his graceful movements during bank heists, e.g. leaping over the counter, (a movement he supposedly copied from watching it in a movie), and narrow getaways from police. His exploits, along with those of other criminals of the 1930s Depression era, such as Bonnie and Clyde and Ma Barker, dominated the attentions of the American press and its readers during what is sometimes referred to as the public enemy era, between 1931 and 1935, a period which led to the further development of the modern and more sophisticated FBI.

Early days
Dillinger, the son of a farmer, was born on June 22, 1903, in Brightwood, Indiana, and grew up in nearby Mooresville. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, but deserted within a few months and was later dishonorably discharged. Dillinger returned to Indiana w he married a local girl named Beryl Hovious and attempted to settle down. However, he had difficulty holding a job and his marriage disintegrated. One night in 1924, while out on a drinking binge, Dillinger and a friend assaulted and robbed a well-known local grocer, Frank Morgan. The buddies were soon captured. Dillinger's friend employed a lawyer and received only two years in jail, while the lawyer-less Dillinger was convicted and sentenced to 10-20 years in prison, despite having no prior criminal record.

Robbery career
The experience embittered Dillinger. He embraced the criminal lifestyle behind bars, learning the ropes from seasoned bank robbers like Harry Pierpont of Muncie, Indiana and Russell "Boobie" Clark[2] of Terre Haute. The men planned heists that they would commit soon after they were released. Once Dillinger was released from Michigan City Prison, he helped conceive a plan for the escape of Pierpont, Clark and several others, most of whom worked in the prison laundry. The group known as the "first Dillinger gang" included Pierpont, Clark, Charles Makley, Edward W. Shouse, Jr.[3]of Terre Haute, Harry Copeland, "Oklahoma Jack" Clark, Walter Dietrich and John "Red" Hamilton. Homer Van Meter and Lester Gillis (a.k.a. Baby Face Nelson) were among those who joined the "[[second Dillinger gang[4]]" after he escaped from the county jail at Crown Point, Indiana. [5] Altogether, gangs with whom Dillinger was believed to have been associated robbed about a dozen banks and stole over $300,000, an enormous sum in the Depression era.

Dillinger served time at the Indiana state penitentiary at Michigan City, until 1933, when he was paroled. Within four months, he was back in jail in Lima, Ohio, but the gang sprang him, killing the jailer Sheriff Jessie Sarber[6]. Most of the gang was captured again by the end of the year in Tucson, Arizona due to a fire at the Historic Hotel Congress. Dillinger alone was sent to the Lake County jail in Crown Point, Indiana. He was to face trial for the suspected killing of Officer William O'Malley during a bank shootout in East Chicago, Indiana, some time after his rescue from jail. During this time on trial, the f...

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