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Photograph of James Balestrere, Kansas City organized crime figure who was involved in bootleg efforts during Prohibition and later owner of the White House Tavern, located south of the Kansas City city limits.

Altered photograph of Nick Penna, chauffeur and bodyguard to Kansas City crime boss Charles Binaggio.

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Walt Rainey, an ally of numerous Kansas City organized crime figures.

Date: 
1948

Kansas City Police Department full-length photographs of John Mangiaricina.

Date: 
May 3rd 1950

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Frank DeLuca.

Date: 
June 13th 1942

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Frank DeLuca.

Date: 
June 12th 1942

Two sets of mugshots of Joseph "Scarface" DiGiovanni. The photographs show DiGiovanni before and after he developed the distinctive burn scars that earned him the nickname "Scarface."

Kansas City Police Department full length photographs of organized crime figure Joseph DeLuca.

Date: 
June 12th 1942

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles "Mad Dog" Gargotta. Gargotta was a prominent organized crime figure in Kansas City who was found shot in April, 1950 along with Charles Binaggio at the First Ward Democratic Club.

Date: 
1947

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Charles Binaggio. Binaggio, organized crime boss and ally of Tom Pendergast who rose to greater power after Pendergast's imprisonment, was found shot in April, 1950 along with Charles Gargotta at the First Ward Democratic Club.

Modified photograph of Kansas City gambler and Mafia associate Morris "Snag" Klein.

Date: 
October 25th 1946

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of "Johnny Mag" Mangiaracina.

Date: 
May 3rd 1950

Photograph of Kansas City organized crime figure Giovanni "John" Blando.

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of organized crime figure Giovanni "John" Blando, including a physical description, listing his occupation as bar owner, and recording an arrest for arson on December 7, 1933.

Date: 
December 7th 1933

Photographs and quotes from Tony Gizzo, Kansas City mafia figure, during his testimony before the U.S. Senate Special Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce, popularly known as the Kefauver Committee. Gizzo is quoted as saying "Senator, I wish to hell you would tell me what the Mafia is. I never even heard of it."

Date: 
1950

Kansas City Police Department mugshot of Jack J. "Nagel" Maroon.

Date: 
May 6th 1950
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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.
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