Born: January 17, 1899, Brooklyn, New York City, NY
Died: January 25, 1947, Palm Island, Miami Beach, FL
Cause of death: Syphilis
These mug shots were taken by the Chicago police after Capone’s arrest in 1931. “Scarface” Al Capone, was a famous American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s, although his business card is reported to have said he was a dealer in used furniture. A Neapolitan born in New York, Capone began his career in Brooklyn before moving to Chicago and becoming that city’s most notorious crime figure. By the end of the 1920s Al Capone was on the Bureau of Investigation’s “Most Wanted” list. His downfall occurred in 1931 when he was indicted and convicted by the federal government for income tax evasion and sent to the notorious island prison of ALCATRAZ.
He died in 1947 at his estate in Miami, Florida.