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Tag: portraits of infamy

  • Portraits of Infamy: Al Capone's Mug Shots

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-16
    Portraits of Infamy: Al Capone's Mug Shots

    In this installment, the spotlight is on Alphonse "Al" Capone, a notorious gangster and another prominent Alcatraz inmate. Surprisingly, the gang leader was arrested not for his mobster activities. Read on to find out what actually brought him to "The Rock!"

  • Portraits of Infamy: Vito Genovese's Mug Shots

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-29
    Portraits of Infamy: Vito Genovese's Mug Shots

    For the last installment of Portraits of Infamy, we bring you yet another mug shot of a well-known Mafia boss related to Lucky Luciano and Frank Costello. Learn about controversial gangster Vito Genovese and his portraits of notoriety after the jump!

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  • Portraits of Infamy: Robert Stroud's Mug Shots

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-10
    Portraits of Infamy: Robert Stroud's Mug Shots

    Since its invention in the early 19th century, the mug shot has become more than a photographic record of delinquents and law breakers. Often, it gives a face to some of the most heinous crimes ever committed by man. In this series, you will meet some of the most notorious gangsters and hardened criminals in history, and take a look at their portraits of infamy. Let's start with famous Alcatraz inmate, Robert "Birdman" Stroud.

  • Portraits of Infamy: Frank Costello's Mug Shots

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-25
    Portraits of Infamy: Frank Costello's Mug Shots

    After gangster turned Mafia boss Lucky Luciano, next in line for Portraits of Infamy is his close friend, counselor, and eventually underboss, Frank Costello.

  • Portraits of Infamy: George Kelly Barnes's Mug Shots

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-18
    Portraits of Infamy: George Kelly Barnes's Mug Shots

    Moving on to the next portrait of infamy, we'd like you to meet another notorious criminal--gangster, bootlegger, and kidnapper from the 1920s to 30s. You may not know him by name, but perhaps one of his monikers may be familiar to you? Read on to see Machine Gun Kelly's mug shot and learn more about his life of infamy.

  • Photos on Pages Volume 6: Mug Shots by Raynal Pellicer

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-12-10
    Photos on Pages Volume 6: Mug Shots by Raynal Pellicer

    After so many months of hiatus, we bring you a new Photos on Pages installment featuring one of the most fascinating and badass books that you can add in your bookshelf. If you're into crime photography and legal photography, go ahead and read on!

  • Portraits of Infamy: Lucky Luciano's Mug Shot

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-23
    Portraits of Infamy: Lucky Luciano's Mug Shot

    You've seen the mug shots and stories of the most notable inmates in Alcatraz. Now, the spotlight is on the well-known members of the Mafia, one of the most notorious criminal syndicates in history. Let's start with Italian gangster Lucky Luciano.