A very interesting photo gallery of notorious Chicago criminals and crime scenes, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune. Pictured above is John Dillinger sitting in a Crown Point, Indiana courtroom in February of 1934. A few weeks later, on March 3rd, he would escape jail using a fake gun.
Small Town Noir is an interesting site that combines police mug shots with their corresponding newspaper stories. Taken in New Castle, Pennsylvania, between 1930 – 1959, each person’s story is reconstructed by Diarmid Mogg using news stories (mostly copies of the local paper, the New Castle News). Picture above is John H. Hutchinson, who was arrested for forgery in 1948….