Capones Crib

A shot I dug up from the archives,  if you like abandoned, old historic places there is no better place to shoot in Philadelphia than the Eastern State Penitentiary. In the heavy populated neighborhood of Fairmount lies the ominous Penitentiary walls that rise high above Fairmount Avenue. The place is well worth seeing if you in Philadelphia. From 1829 to 1971 the Penitentiary housed some pretty bad criminals. One being Alphonse Gabriel Capone “Scarface”. Al Capone spent a short time in Eastern State they allowed Capone comforts not typically granted to inmates, including fine furniture, oriental rugs, oil paintings and a fancy radio. Capone’s arrest came at a time of escalating mob violence in Chicago, and he was often accused of hiding in prison intentionally. He spent thousands of dollars trying to get himself released, and he denied all his life that he came to Philadelphia to hide. This is a shot of the famous cell Al Capone had in Eastern State.

 

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One Comment

  1. Evan March 27, 2019 at 4:39 PM #

    This is very cool! I didn’t realize Capone retreated to prison to get away from people. With digs like this, I guess it’s better than getting whacked…
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