Murder Scene, Crowd Surrounding a Car


Photograph of a crowd gathered around a Buick automobile on Armour Boulevard. The car belonged to mobster Gus "Steinie" Fasone and was the intended getaway vehicle following the murder of bootlegger Ferris Anthon by Charles Gargotta and accomplices. Fasone and fellow gangster Sam Scola were killed in the exhange by Sheriff Tom Bash. The picture was taken after the bodies were removed.

Object Type: 
August 12th 1933
Modern Location: 
1116 E Armour Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives, P29, Box 18, Folder 12, #4
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Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.