Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti

Title

Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti

Subject

Nitti, Francesco Raffaele, 1886-1943
Gangsters
Capone, Al, 1899-1947
Illinois--Chicago
Sentences (Criminal procedure)
Outfit (Organization)
Organized crime

Description

Francesco Raffaele Nitti was one of Al Capone's top henchmen. After a short prison stint in 1931, Nitti succeeded Capone as the head of the Chicago Outfit in 1932.

On verso: "Frank (Enforcer) Nitti On The Spot . . . Chicago, Ill . . . All efforts to have Mr. Nitti pose for his picture in the criminal court were to no avail. Mr. Nitti's friend wanted to shield him from all photographers, but he wasn't as fast as our speed gun. Mr. Nitti's defense were able to put a policeman under a $2000.00 bond for perjury. The case was postponed."

Creator

Wide World Photos

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1933-04-05

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

401124
Minneapolis Public Library Collection

Original Format

commercial print
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

21 x 16 cm

Citation

Wide World Photos, “Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 22, 2019, http://chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/18629.