Printed in 1910, this post card encourages citizens to support a ban on alcohol. Officially adopted by the US government in 1919, prohibition was repealed in 1933. During this 14-year period, many gangsters organized bootlegging operations.
Alphonse "Scarface" Capone (1899-1947) controlled organized crime in Chicago during the late 1920s. From gambling rackets to bootlegging, it is estimated that Capone's enterprises netted him close to $100,000,000 during his career.