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Newspaper, Wisconsin News, Milwaukee, February 15, 1929, 36pp., disbound. From the front page, in 5 column stacked headline, “Calls Chicago Police Killers of Gangmen,” with side-by-side 6” x 12,” photograph captioned, “Deceived By Police Uniforms.” The report runs 2 columns then jumps to the second page where there are two additional photos of the victims. One is enormous, 10” x 13,” the second is 14” x 5,” under a banner headline “Police Killed Gang Says Dry Chief.,” with full page reporting. This is the most graphic report of the massacre we have seen. Complete, disbound, VG.The Saint Valentine's Day massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of 7 mob associates as part of a prohibition era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago. The South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone trapped the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran. Posing as police officers conducting a routine raid on February 14, 1929, four men entered a warehouse at 2122 N. Clark Street, used by George “Bugs” Moran and his gang to store liquor. The impostors lined up six gang members and a hanger-on against a wall, produced machine guns from under their overcoats, and opened fire. The raid's cold-blooded efficiency left the public in shock, and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre came to symbolize gang violence.

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Shocking Graphic Report of the St. Valentine’s Day

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 7, 2017