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Al Capone’s Time Magazine cover, 1930.

Al Capone’s Time Magazine cover, 1930.

The Lexington Hotel, Michigan Ave and 22nd, 1920, Chicago.

The Lexington is famous for once housing Al Capone’s offices and the site in 1986 where Geraldo Rivera embarassingly televised the “opening” of Capone’s vaults to an empty space filled with debris.

The Lexington Hotel, Michigan Ave and 22nd, 1920, Chicago.

The Lexington is famous for once housing Al Capone’s offices and the site in 1986 where Geraldo Rivera embarassingly televised the “opening” of Capone’s vaults to an empty space filled with debris.

The Hawthorne Inn, 4835 22nd Street, 1929, Cicero.
The Hawthorne was Al Capone’s Cicero headquarters.
If you watch Boardwalk Empire, you’ll recognize the hotel from this past Sunday’s premier.

The Hawthorne Inn, 4835 22nd Street, 1929, Cicero.

The Hawthorne was Al Capone’s Cicero headquarters.

If you watch Boardwalk Empire, you’ll recognize the hotel from this past Sunday’s premier.

The Carthage Shipping Co,2122 N Clark, site of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, 1929, Chicago.

The Carthage Shipping Co,2122 N Clark, site of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, 1929, Chicago.

Al Capone’s grave, Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, 1959, Chicago.

Al Capone’s grave, Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, 1959, Chicago.

Al Capone opened this soup kitchen (c.1930) at 935 S State Street to feed the unemployed during the Depression. It wasn’t all altruistic - it was more to “soften” his image with the public.

Al Capone opened this soup kitchen (c.1930) at 935 S State Street to feed the unemployed during the Depression. It wasn’t all altruistic - it was more to “soften” his image with the public.

Ads announcing the opening of the Green Mill Gardens, c.1917. At one time, the establishment filled the entire block with outdoor areas, bars, dance halls, music venues and restaurants. Now just called the Green Mill, the iconic jazz club only occupies a portion of the building you see at the lower left corner. The Green Mill was a regular hangout for Al Capone and his gang.

Al Capone’s home, 7244 Prairie Ave, c.1929…it’s still there.

Al Capone’s home, 7244 Prairie Ave, c.1929…it’s still there.

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Al Capone at a baseball game at Comiskey Park, 1931. Before the end of the baseball season, Capone would be indicted on charges of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns.
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Al Capone at a baseball game at Comiskey Park, 1931. Before the end of the baseball season, Capone would be indicted on charges of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns.

Want a copy of this photo?  
> Visit our Rights and Reproductions Department and give them this number: DN-0096548.

Want to buy a book?
> Purchase Historic Photos of Chicago Crime: The Capone Era