20 Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Members of the Five Points Gang of New York City, late 1800s.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Members of a “growler gang” perform a fake robbery to show the photographer how they steal.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Giosue Gallucci and his family. He was a crime boss of “Italian Harlem” in NYC.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Bombed cathedrals in post-WWII Germany.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Members of the Cairo Gang. The Cairo Gang provided information to the British on the activities of the Irish Republican Army. Most of these men were killed on November 21, 1920.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago, 1931.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Machine Gun Kelly, American Gangster wanted for Conspiracy to kidnap and bank robbing.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Old Town Warsaw Market Place at the end of WWII.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Bandit’s Roost, New York City, Circa 1890. This place is said to have been one of the most dangerous areas in the entire city at the time thanks to crime and disease.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Protesters protesting the Vietnam War in Kansas, 1967.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Crowd of people celebrating and posing for a photo moments after notorious gangster John Dillinger was shot dead on the sidewalk.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Photo of The Navy Street gang in Brooklyn, New York.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Harry Fowles, member of the real “Peaky Blinders” gang.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Ernest Bayles, another member of the real “Peaky Blinders” gang

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

A shot of a slum in New York City Circa 1890.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Student protesters marching down Langdon Street at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the Vietnam War era.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Gangster Charles “Lucky” Luciano enjoys a drink. He is considered the godfather of modern organized crime and was charged with heading a prostitution racket and heavy drug trafficking.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Gangsters pose for mug shots after being arrested.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Police empty a barrel of beer into the sewer during prohibition.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

Infamous gangster Al Capone smiles for the camera.

Historical Photos Of Menacing Gangsters

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