Posts tagged death

A news photographer takes a snap of a decapitated head beneath the ‘L’ tracks in the Loop, 1931, Chicago.

A news photographer takes a snap of a decapitated head beneath the ‘L’ tracks in the Loop, 1931, Chicago.

No one in Chicago crossed Frank McErlane - the most feared and “brutal” gangster in Chicago during Prohibition.
Not even his wife Elfrieda and her two German Shepherds were safe, all three who died at his hand in front of 8129 S Phillips Ave in 1931.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McErlane

No one in Chicago crossed Frank McErlane - the most feared and “brutal” gangster in Chicago during Prohibition.

Not even his wife Elfrieda and her two German Shepherds were safe, all three who died at his hand in front of 8129 S Phillips Ave in 1931.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McErlane

A detective investigates a bathroom mob hit, 1948, Chicago

A detective investigates a bathroom mob hit, 1948, Chicago

Mrs. C. Merit, mother of man who was killed by a policeman, standing, leaning on a cabinet in a room, 1906, Chicago.
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Mrs. C. Merit, mother of man who was killed by a policeman, standing, leaning on a cabinet in a room, 1906, Chicago.

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People watch the aftermath of a suicide from the Adams St. Bridge, 1959, Chicago.
I can’t imagine that the victim jumped from the bridge. They must have jumped off a building into the river.

People watch the aftermath of a suicide from the Adams St. Bridge, 1959, Chicago.

I can’t imagine that the victim jumped from the bridge. They must have jumped off a building into the river.

Guarding Lincoln’s funeral car in what would become Grant Park, 1865, Chicago.

Guarding Lincoln’s funeral car in what would become Grant Park, 1865, Chicago.

Dying Man’s Last Grasp, 1969, Chicago. Don Bierman.

Dying Man’s Last Grasp, 1969, Chicago. Don Bierman.

Funeral procession bringing Lincoln’s body to the courthouse for public viewing, (the south east corner of Washington and Clark Streets is visible in the center of the picture), 1865, Chicago.
Lincoln’s body had been traveling from Washington DC for two weeks prior. His body was in such a state that most found it unbearable to look at.
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Funeral procession bringing Lincoln’s body to the courthouse for public viewing, (the south east corner of Washington and Clark Streets is visible in the center of the picture), 1865, Chicago.

Lincoln’s body had been traveling from Washington DC for two weeks prior. His body was in such a state that most found it unbearable to look at.

via Chicagology

Public viewing of Dillinger’s body, 1934, Chicago.

Public viewing of Dillinger’s body, 1934, Chicago.

Mob murder in a Chicago speakeasy, c.1921.

Mob murder in a Chicago speakeasy, c.1921.

Chicago Tribune erroneously reports Hemingway’s death an accident, when it was actually a suicide, c. July 1961.

Chicago Tribune erroneously reports Hemingway’s death an accident, when it was actually a suicide, c. July 1961.