Museum of the American Gangster

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Dedicated to Organized Crime and American History.

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Original caption:10/23/1926-What appeared to be an innocent truckload of lumber, turned out to be a bootlegger’s vehicle loaded with prime scotch when the Los Angeles Federal Prohibition Agents smelled the odor of a broken bottle. Investigation disclosed a cleverly concealed trapdoor of board ends leading to the interior, from which 70 cases of liquor were taken. The device is said to be the most ingenious ever caught here.

Date Photographed:
October 23, 1926

Image and information from: http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/BE044586/prohibition-agents-inspecting-bootleggers-truck

Original caption:10/23/1926-What appeared to be an innocent truckload of lumber, turned out to be a bootlegger’s vehicle loaded with prime scotch when the Los Angeles Federal Prohibition Agents smelled the odor of a broken bottle. Investigation disclosed a cleverly concealed trapdoor of board ends leading to the interior, from which 70 cases of liquor were taken. The device is said to be the most ingenious ever caught here.

Date Photographed:
October 23, 1926

Image and information from: http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/BE044586/prohibition-agents-inspecting-bootleggers-truck