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St. Paul underworld boss and bootlegger Leon Gleckman, c.1935.
St. Paul gangster Jack Peifer, c.1936.
St. Paul Police record for Harry Sawyer, 1935. Sawyer was the last St. Paul gangland organizer of the “layover agreement.”
Corrupt policeman and St. Paul Chief of Police Tom Brown, c.1934.
Alvin Karpis captured by federal agents and brought to St. Paul in connection with the Hamm and Bremer kidnappings, 1936.
Reward poster for Alvin Karpis and Fred Barker, c.1936.
Man selling newspaper with headline related to Bremer kidnapping, 1935.
Evelyn "Billie" Frechette. John Dillinger's girlfriend, 1934. Photographed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
John Dillinger criminal file, c.1934.
Investigators at the Theodore Hamm home, 671 Greenbrier, St. Paul, following the kidnapping of William Hamm Jr., 1933.
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