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The Bootlegger Pals

Personal Collection

RPPC. Private Collection

This postcard is beat up and the back is almost completely erased by time. Someone drew a mustache on the Al Capone looking guy to the left. At first I was disappointed to see that, then it dawned on me it’s part of what makes it hilarious. Did one of the two others add it? The guy in the middle has quite the relaxed pose with his arms behind the necks of his friends. Don’t they look like your stereotypical 1930s gangsters? The suits and fedoras are fantastic.

Photographer: unknown. RPPC.

They shot Freddy in the hand!

Bootleggers or just bad looking buddies? Personal Collection.

Pals in crime.  Private Collection.

A favorite of my collection. Who were these guys? Some look related and one is displaying amputated fingers. What’s his story? What’s theirs?

The one on the top right just saw a cop!

And every single one with his fedora and unlit cigarette in the mouth. One thing is sure, they were their own gang and must have had a good laugh looking at their picture.

This photograph gives me a good chuckle every time I see it.

Photographer: Unknown. RPPC.

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