This drawing—it’s graphite pencil and colored pencils—is based on a black and white photograph (DN-0082596) from the Chicago History Museum.
The photograph is collected in a great new book from Turner Publishing called, “Historic Photos of Chicago Crime: The Capone Era,” text and captions by John Russick.
This is a very cool book. I’m going to be talking about it all week. For anyone interested in Chicago history or the Prohibition era I highly recommend this book.
The ‘sequel’ to today’s post will appear Friday. Tomorrow I’ll be talking about Thompson submachine guns. Wednesday I’ll be talking about organized violence in Chicago just before the Prohibition era. Thursday I’ll be talking about organized violence in Chicago just after the Prohibition era. Friday—of course—will be the sequel to today’s post, my St. Valentine’s Day effort for this year.
And all week I’ll be including great stuff from “Historic Photos of Chicago Crime: The Capone Era.”
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