Detroit, Michigan

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Historic and interesting images of Detroit--a city once known as the "Paris of the west."

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The Stork Club on Rowena Street in Detroit (picture taken in It was the best blind pig (speakeasy) in the city. It was a favorite place for the Purple gangsters and other mobsters. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. State Of Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Flint Michigan, Detroit Vs Everybody, Best Blinds, Detroit History, Beach Town, Motown, Great Lakes

The Stork Club on Rowena Street in Detroit (picture taken in 1932). It was the best blind pig (speakeasy) in the city. It was a favorite place for the Purple gangsters and other mobsters. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff

Purple Gang Hideouts in Detroit Flint Michigan, State Of Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Downtown, Wild West Outlaws, Sleep With The Fishes, Detroit Vs Everybody, Detroit Motors, Detroit History

Walter P. Reuther Library (26143) Purple Gang, Collingwood Massacre, Detroit, 1931

Purple Gang Hideouts | 26143) Purple Gang, Collingwood Massacre, Detroit, 1931

Sam Davis aka "The Gorilla." He was a Purple gang enforcer and mentally… Real Gangster, Mafia Gangster, Baby Face Nelson, Famous Outlaws, Michigan, Detroit History, Al Capone, Thug Life, Mug Shots

Sam Davis aka "The Gorilla." He was a Purple gang enforcer and mentally unstable. He was sent to the Iona State Reformatory for the Criminally Insane in the late 1930's. He escaped and vanished. Historians assume he was killed by his fellow gangsters who thought he may talk to the authorities. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff

(From left to right) a Detroit police detective, Abraham Burnstein, and Purple… Real Gangster, Mafia Gangster, Baby Face Nelson, Wild West Outlaws, Detroit History, History Pics, Brown Pride, Life Of Crime, Police Detective

(From left to right) a Detroit police detective, Abraham Burnstein, and Purple gang lawyer Edward Kennedy Jr. Photo was taken during the 1928 Purple gang extortion trial. A jury found the gang not guilty because too many were afraid to testify against a purple gang member. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff

The Purple Gang's bloody legacy - Michigan History - The Detroit News Detroit History, Detroit News, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Downtown, Al Capone, Along The Way, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Crime

The Purple Gang - Jewish Organized Crime

The Purple Gang - Detroit 1920's-30's

Sam Fleisher, the youngest of the Fleisher brothers and a member of the Purple gang. He was known for his temper and his skills with guns. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Alvin Karpis, Baby Face Nelson, Mafia Crime, Mafia Gangster, Detroit History, Neutral, Mobb, Thug Life, Mug Shots

Sam Fleisher, the youngest of the Fleisher brothers and a member of the Purple gang. He was known for his temper and his skills with guns. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff

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Cruisin’ the Original: Woodward Avenue

Cruising Woodward, 1951 (above) …the seriousness of the times (1950s) did not dampen a growing love of cars and the freedom experienced by driving them. These young Detroiters found their car…

Jun 30 artists in Detroit via the Detroit News Archivist. Detroit History, Detroit News, Detroit Michigan, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Zen Place, Catholic Churches, New Times, Cultural Events

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Jun 30 1949, artists in Detroit via the Detroit News Archivist. #Detroit #motorcity

Walter P. Orphan Train, Real Gangster, Ghost Hunting, Detroit Michigan, Photos, Pictures, Assassin, Crime, Monster Trucks

Walter P. Reuther Library (33757) Purple Gang, Harry Millman, Assassination Attempt, 1937

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Walter P. Reuther Library (33758) Prohibition, Speakeasies, Stork Club, Detroit, 1932

Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang Off Color The Violent History of Detroit s Notorious Purple Gang Date, Valentines Day Massacre, Orphan Train, Detroit History, Neutral, Ghost Hunting, Thug Life, Off Colour, Vintage Pictures

Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang|Paperback

Off Color: The Violent History of Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang

Sam Davis AKA "The Gorilla." He was a member of the Purple gang, he was a strong arm and extortionist. He was not smart but had great strength. He was ferocious and was suspected in participating in the 1934 murder of the Sugar House Gang boss, Henry Shorr. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff Alvin Karpis, Baby Face Nelson, Detroit Police Department, Bugsy Siegel, Mobsters, Al Capone, Gangsters, Underworld, Greatest Hits

Sam Davis AKA "The Gorilla." He was a member of the Purple gang, he was a strong arm and extortionist. He was not smart but had great strength. He was ferocious and was suspected in participating in the 1934 murder of the Sugar House Gang boss, Henry Shorr. From: Detroit's Infamous Purple Gang by Paul R. Kavieff

The Purple Gang, Collingwood Massacre Irish Mob, Urban Affairs, Orphan Train, Detroit History, Neutral, Bonnie Clyde, Library Images, Scene Photo, Mafia

Walter P. Reuther Library (26151) Purple Gang, Collingwood Massacre, Victims, Detroit, 1931