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Al Capone dining room tablecloth swatch. Ex estate of Al Capone. CAG certified. 


Al Capone, also known as Scarface, was an American gangster who rose to fame during the Prohibition era. He was born on January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn, New York to Italian immigrants. Capone’s parents immigrated to the United States from Naples in 18931. Al Capone dominated organized crime in Chicago from 1925 to 1931 and became perhaps the most famous gangster in the United States. He was an uncompromising boss of the Chicago Outfit who ran illegal speakeasies, gambling and brothels. Capone used an unprecedented level of violence and intimidation to cement his power and influence over the local police and other gang members.


Capone attended school until the sixth grade, whence he dropped out at age 14 after striking a teacher. He worked a variety of odd jobs—as a candy store clerk, a bowling alley pinboy, a labourer in an ammunition plant, and a cutter in a book bindery —all the while serving in the South Brooklyn Rippers and Forty Thieves Juniors, two “kid gangs”—that is, bands of delinquent children known for vandalism and petty crime that were common in New York at the time. Capone also became a member of the James Street Boys gang during this period, which was run by Johnny Torrio, the man that would become his lifelong mentor, and associated with the Five Points gang.


Before Capone turned 21, he was involved in several violent incidents. In a youthful scrape at the Harvard Inn, a young hoodlum named Frank Galluccio slashed Capone with a knife or razor across his left cheek after Capone made a crude comment to Galluccio’s sister, prompting the later nickname “Scarface.” Capone later shot the winner of a neighbourhood craps game to death as he robbed him of his winnings. Despite being questioned by the police, Capone was let go because no one had witnessed the murder. In another incident, Capone brutally assaulted a low-level member of the rival White Hand gang and left him for dead.


Capone died on January 25, 1947 at Palm Island, Miami Beach, Florida at age 48 due to cardiac arrest after suffering from syphilis for many years.

Al Capone (Scarface) Dining Room Tablecloth Swatch

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