Prohibition Red

Batch No. A012547

Name Nickname DOB DOD
Alphonse “Al” Capone Scarface 01-17-1899 01-25-1947

One of America’s most notorious gangsters, Al Capone ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor and other illegal activities during the Prohibition era. Capone, who was charming and charitable, yet at the same time powerful and vicious, became an iconic figure of the successful American gangster. Capone used some of his illegal bootlegging earnings to open up soup kitchens for a public that was economically devastated by the depression. Walking the line between cold-blooded gangster and modern-day Robin Hood was, in part, what made Capone one of America’s most fabled bootleggers.

“When I sell liquor it’s called bootlegging. When my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive it’s called hospitality.”
– Al Capone

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