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The Brotherhood.Legends

November 18, 2009

Throughout history there have been many thieves, criminals, crooks. But none are more famous than those we at The Brotherhood are about to showcase.  These guys are legends. Most have been headlines, some have been the subject of a movie or two, but all are honorary members of The Brotherhood.


Known as The Gentleman Robber, Bill Miner was a famed stagecoach robber with manners. It is said he is the originator of the phrase “Hands up!”.


Bonnie and Clyde need no introduction. Active during the Great Depression this pair managed to shake things up and make national headlines. Their two year crime spree yielded endless robbed banks,shootouts and a murder or two. Their road ended in May 23, 1934 when they were gunned down outside their Bienville Parish, Louisiana hideout.


Al Capone, the greatest gangster of all time. The man who ran the largest crime syndicate in the country and kept it drunk during Prohibition. His crimes include racketeering, smuggling, bootlegging, tax evasion and The Saint Valentines Day Massacre.


Saint Valentines Day Massacre.


Billy The Kid was a 19th century outlaw and gunman in the American Frontier. According to legend, he killed over 20 white men and a number of Mexicans and Indians. People described him as a “neat” dresser who favored an “unadorned Mexican sombrero.  He died at the hand of a Sheriff, who later went on to write a book about him. He shall remained unnamed.


Machine Gun Kelly. Another shooting star from the Prohibition Era responsible for crimes such as bootlegging, armed robbery and kidnapping (which was his favorite).


Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson,  was a bankrobber and murderer in the 1930’s. He was tight with John Dillinger who helped him escape from prison in the famed “wooden pistol” escape, and was later labeled as  Public Enemy number one. He was shot to death by FBI agents in the famed shootout often called “The Battle of Barrington”.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2009 3:06 pm

    Brotherhood is great….!!!

  2. jorge mora permalink
    October 27, 2010 10:51 pm

    Bogota, October 27, 2010

    To Whom It May Concern:

    Hereby I am requesting the necessary permission to utilize the images the Alcapone posted at the brotherhoodofthieves.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/the-brotherhood-legends/. consulted on october 27 2010. This request will be of sole use under my book entitled “El Placer Visual” – “The Pleasure of Sight” that will be edited by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
    This book will be published for educational purposes only and therefore, the images that are to be included will be accompanied by their corresponding credits and copyrights to either the photographer and/or the institution that holds the rights for publishing.
    In the case that such rights do not belong directly to you as a firm, I will be deeply grateful to receive any further information as to who to contact and/or who you have reached beforehand to receive the rights for the imagery I am at this time soliciting.
    Thank you in advance for all your assistance and collaboration.
    Sincerely,

    Jorge A Mora.
    Professor
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia

  3. March 24, 2011 8:57 am

    Ilove to know about crimals , am doing aback groud research on them and you people are really help me.

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