. Fritz Gordon, Al Capone and Mayor of Havana, Julio Morales - Cuba
Local call number: we282...Title: J. Fritz Gordon, Al Capone and Mayor of Havana, Julio Morales - Cuba...Date: 1930...Physical descrip: 1 postcard - b&w - 9 x 14 cm....Series Title: Joseph Wendler Collection ( http://floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/collections/?id=47 ) ...Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida ( http://www.floridamemory.com/ ) , 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. [email protected]...: 55382 ( http://55382 )
Vintage photos from The State Archives of Florida shot before WWII. The State Archives of Florida is the central repository for the archives of Florida State Government. It is mandated by law to collect, preserve, and make available for research the historically significant records of the State, as well as private manuscripts, local government records, photographs, and other materials that complement the official State records. The images included here are part of The Florida Memory Program, which provides Web-based access to primary records that illustrate significant moments in Florida's history. The project also provides educational resources for students of all ages, and makes available collections for historical research. Florida Memory's goal is to make the collections of the State Archives available to the largest possible audience. Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.
Havana, Cuba Free Stock Photos
Al Capone was a prominent member of the Italian-American mafia in the 1920s and 1930s. He rose to power as the leader of the Chicago Outfit, one of the most infamous criminal organizations in American history. Capone was known for his ruthless tactics and his ability to bribe law enforcement officials, which allowed him to avoid prosecution for many of his crimes. He is most commonly associated with the illegal sale of alcohol during Prohibition and with the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, in which seven members of a rival gang were murdered. Al Capone was tried and convicted for several crimes, including tax evasion. He was tried in federal court in Chicago in 1931 and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. However, he was not tried for any of the violent crimes that he is most commonly associated with, such as murder or racketeering, as there was not enough evidence to convict him on those charges. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison and was initially sent to the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta. He was later transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution in Alcatraz, where he remained until 1939, when he was released due to deteriorating health. He died a few years later in 1947 at the age of 48.