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Gangster Museum

Gangster Museum | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A small cottage with a tarpaper roof houses the "Gangster Museum" on the grounds of Little Bohemia. The corner of the main lodge is at far left, and Little Star Lake is in the background. A man and girl are sitting on a bench in front of the cottage. A sign painted on the siding advertises the "Personal Belongings of John Dillinger, Tommy Carroll, Homer Van Meter, John Hamilton and Baby Face Nelson." The museum commemorated an ill-fated F.B.I. raid at Little Bohemia on April 20, 1934, in which an agent and innocent bystander were killed, and the gangsters escaped unharmed.
DESCRIPTION
A small cottage with a tarpaper roof houses the "Gangster Museum" on the grounds of Little Bohemia. The corner of the main lodge is at far left, and Little Star Lake is in the background. A man and girl are sitting on a bench in front of the cottage. A sign painted on the siding advertises the "Personal Belongings of John Dillinger, Tommy Carroll, Homer Van Meter, John Hamilton and Baby Face Nelson." The museum commemorated an ill-fated F.B.I. raid at Little Bohemia on April 20, 1934, in which an agent and innocent bystander were killed, and the gangsters escaped unharmed.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:133888
Creation Date:July 1937
Creator Name:Coon, C. L.
City:Manitowish Waters
County:Vilas
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Wisconsin Conservation Department photographs and films, 1930-1957
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(W535)443
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 3.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Signs and signboards
Lakes
Museums
Trees
Clothing and dress
Crime
Criminals
Cottages
Outdoor furniture
Men
Outdoor photography
Youth
Resorts
Tourism

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