Labor Chief's Friend is Slain in Ambuscade. Sawed-off shotgun again takes its toll. 48 year old Vizererillo Guadagni, a west side police character and bootlegger was riddled with shotgun slugs and fatally wounded by several men who sped by him late in the night in an automobile at Oakley and 24th St. Even though Vizererillo had five slugs lodged in his head he was able to tell his story as he was dying. One of the shooters had dropped his gun while fleeing. In this 5 ¾ X 7 ½ black and white photograph police inspect the gun. Photograph mounted to heavy card with photographic newspaper article showing same picture mounted to back. Dillinger on the Rampage Photograph #1: Articles found in an auto abandoned by Dillinger in Dubuque, IA. Newspaper(dated Monday, April 23, 1934), iodine, gauze and shells found in bloodstained auto believed used by John Dillinger. There were also matched from Little Bohemia Resort. Black & white photograph measures with photographic newspaper clipping of same picture mounted on back.7 2/4 x 10 ¼" Photograph # 2: Black & white photograph stamped April 27, 1934 of Little Bohemia Lodge where Dillinger and mob shot their way out with secret service men. Photograph measures 7 ½ x 9 ¾" with identifying notice mounted to rear, old repair to upper right corner. Photographs # 3 & 4: Hunt for Dillinger Covers Many StatesBoth black & white photographs show automatic rifles, machine guns pistols and ammunition found by federal agents at Wisconsin resort after Indiana desperado had escaped from Traps. One photograph measures 6 ½ x 8 ½: the other 6 ¾ x 9 ". Photographic news paper article showing same image mounted to rear of photograph #3. Photographs # 5-8: Four black and white photographs of cars abandoned by Dillinger. Photograph #5 Bullet riddled Dillinger Bandit Auto is Found Abandoned. Brown sedan, riddled with bullet holes an spattered with blood, was found abandoned near Goodland, Indiana, shortly after the South Bend bank holdup. The bandits escaped with $29,890 after killing a police officer. The photographic newspaper article shows the same picture. Measuring 7 ½ x 9 ½". Photograph #6. Car Abandoned. Automobile used by John Dillinger gang in mad race to Chicago from the police trap in Wisconsin woods. The machine bore signs of the gangsters' frantic flight to escape the federal dragnet. Photographic newspaper article stamped 1934 shows a partial image of the same picture. Measures 8" x 9 ¾" with lower corner torn away with grey coloring to highlight the vehicle. Photograph #7 Dillinger Auto With its rear window glass removed to allow free action of a machine gun, this is the Dillinger auto discovered abandoned at Rosco and Leavitt Streets. Policeman G.F. Stock is inspecting the machine which Dillinger and his gang seized near St. Paul following their flight from federal trap at Spider Lake, Wis. Photograph measures 81/4 x 10: with gray and black markings for sizing of news article with is also mounted to rear. Photograph #8 Car Abandoned by Dillinger. Another black & white photograph showing two officers inspecting a car abandoned by Dillinger in Chicago. Measures 6 ½ x 8 ½" with copyright notice stamp on back from the International News Photos Inc. Photograph #9 Fired on in Dillinger Battle. Mercer, Wis. This is the automobile in which John Hoffman, John Morris and Eugene Boisoneau, were leaving Little Bohemia, near Mercer, when they were fired upon by Federal agents, in the belief that they were members of the Dillinger gang. 21 bullet holes were found in the body of the car. Boisoneau died from his wounds. Man in photo is Wilmer Hoffman, owner of the car, whose brother John is in a hospital in Ironwood. Measures 6 ½ x 8 ½" with information card mounted to back dated 4-27-34. Photograph #10 Machine Guns Guard Indiana Where Desperado Is Prisoner. The gun squad outside the county jail at Crown Point Ind, where John Dillinger is held for trial as slayer of policeman in East Chicago bank robbery. Dillinger was placed in jail Tuesday night after airplane trip from Tucson, AZ. Black & white photograph measures 7 ½ x 10" with small piece torn away from bottom edge not affecting image. Photographic newspaper articles mounted to back of same image and stamped Mar 4-1934 Photograph #11 Dillinger's last ride. Hearse in Which Body of Dillinger Will Be Take to Mooresville. Vehicle driven to Chicago by father of slain desperado in company with his son, Hubert, and E.F. Harvey, Mooresville undertaker. Dillinger will be buried in Crown Hill cemetery near Indianapolis. Black & white photograph measures7 ½" x 10 ¼". Newspaper clipping with same photograph mounted to back. Stamped Jul 24, 1934. Included with this lot will beJohn Toland's "The Dillinger Days" Random House, NY: (1963) octavo. First printing. Bound in Blue cloth stamped in blind, spine lettering gilt, endpaprs are maps. Previous owner's bookplate. A very nice copy in unclipped pictorial dust jacket with some rubbing and finger soiling, sloced edge tear to front panel. A very nice collection. (Inventory #: 021265)
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