CHICAGO (AP) – John Dillinger’s “death mask” is among the Chicago memorabilia going up for auction on Nov. 18.
The cast of Dillinger’s face was made after the famed Depression-era bank robber was gunned down in an FBI ambush outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater in 1934.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that an amateur criminologist got past guards at the Cook County morgue and poured plaster on Dillinger’s face to make the cast.
The sale by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will also include Al Capone’s monogrammed scarf, some rare maps of Chicago before the Great Fire of 1871 and a first-edition copy of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago.”
More information at www.lesliehindman.com
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