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Lot # 27: 1934 "The Death of John Dillinger", Chicago Movie Theatre Crime Scene Photo

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 25 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Collectors Auction 2022",
which ran from 12/27/2021 4:00 PM to
1/15/2022 8:00 PM



Vintage July 22, 1934 photograph of the Biograph Theatre in Chicago. While it looks like a crowded street scene outside a movie theatre, this is actually a crime scene photo from the spot where federal authorities finally put an end to the hunt for gangster John Dillinger. The marquee still reads, "Manhattan Melodrama" which was the movie he saw, and crowds gather in the streets for a look at the gangsters lifeless body. Issued by the International News and stamped on the back, this is one of the only examples of this photo in original form we have ever seen and it presents beautifully!

Size: 6.5x8.5
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 10/10

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