FBI Seal, A Short History of the
FBI, Famous Cases, Five Historical Firearms. The Bureay was created
in 1908, and was called the "Bureau of Investigation;" it became
the United States Bureau of Investigation on July 1, 1932 and the FBI in
1935. Read about the history, when fingerprint collecting started,
when the National Motor Vehicle theft act was passed, and other important
The destination of plenty of criminals
(and not a few innocents) in the Roaring 20s. If you are running
a campaign, you may want to check out what captial punishment your state(s)
allowed for. Hanging and more esoteric methods were still quite common.
This will tell you all (perhaps more) than you wanted to know about a most
grisly method of "humane" execution.
Addison and Wilson Mizner, real
life models for Stephen Sondheim's "Wise Guys". This details dealings
in Florida in the early 20s before they went to California and opened the
"Brown Derby" restaurant.
Digital archive of the Anti-Saloon
League 1893-1933, one of the moving forces behind prohibition. Posters,
text, etc. The League left a legacy of printed material at a site
bequeathed to the Westerville Ohio Public Library which houses the Anti-Saloon
The Resource Guide for Live and Tabletop Roleplaying
Games set in the 1920s,
including Lovecraftian Horror and Gangster Genre
Games is the property of Gordon Olmstead-Dean.
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