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  1. Category:Outdoor sculptures in Chicago, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free ...,_Illinois

    Pages in category "Outdoor sculptures in Chicago, Illinois". The following 41 pages are in this category, out of 41 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ...

  2. Chicago's Picasso sculpture - › News › Politics

    Just after noon, Mayor Richard J. Daley pulled a cord attached to 1200 square feet of blue-green fabric, unwrapping a gift "to the people of Chicago" from an ...
  3. Images for sculpture chicago

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  4. Chicago Sculpture International

    Home · About · Members · Meetings · CSI Exhibitions · Members Exhibitions · Events · Opportunities · News · Donate · Join CSI · Contact · Slider. Installation ...

  5. Public Art in Chicago

    Apr 23, 2013 - A Terrific Exhibition!!! It brings out the evolution of a genius that was Pablo Picasso!!! Picasso is my all time favorite artist, and this exhibition ...
  6. News for sculpture chicago

    1. Chicago Tribune ‎- 21 hours ago
      A 411/2-inch model of the Cubist statue known as the ChicagoPicasso will be on public display this week at Christie's Chicago.

  7. City of Chicago :: "The Picasso" (Untitled sculpture) › ... › Public Art Program › Attractions

    Standing 50 feet tall and weighing over 160 tons, the ChicagoPicasso in Daley Plaza is much more than just artwork to Chicagoans.

  8. Chicago Sculpture Exhibit

    2013 Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. CSE is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation. Website Design: Eric Craig Studios | Website Development: Art4orm Inc.

  9. International Sculpture Park - The Chicago Athenaeum

    Information and directions, plus photographs of the twenty acre outdoor sculpture park in Schaumburg, Illinois.

  10. Walking Tour of Public Outdoor Art in the Loop | EveryTrail

    Art is big in Chicago. The facades of many buildings are adorned with mosaics and paintings, and the lobbies are home tosculptures that are not a part of the ...
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    Chicago Sculpture International - Chicago Park District

    Page 1 of 2. 2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor SculptureExhibition. Chicago Sculpture International. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Largest Outdoor Sculpture ...

  12. SOFA Chicago

    Chicago's longest continuously running and the world's foremost art fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design, SOFA CHICAGO attracts an ...

Dr. Henry Howard Holmes - World's Fair Murderer 1893

H.H.Holmes.gifH. H. Holmes

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H. H. Holmes

Mudgett's mugshot, 1895
Background information
Birth nameHerman Webster Mudgett
Also known asDr. Henry Howard Holmes
BornMay 16, 1861
GilmantonNew Hampshire,U.S.
DiedMay 7, 1896 (aged 34)
PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, U.S.
Cause of deathExecution by Hanging
Conviction4 counts of murder in the first degree
6 counts of attempted murder
Number of victims4–200 (4 confirmed; 27 confessed)
CountryU.S., Canada
MotiveLife insurance money
Date apprehendedNovember 17, 1894, in Boston,Massachusetts, U.S.
Herman Webster Mudgett (May 16, 1861[1] – May 8, 1896[2]), better known under the alias of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was one of the first documented American serial killers in the modern sense of the term. In Chicago at the time of the 1893 World's Fair, Holmes opened a hotel which he had designed and built for himself specifically with murder in mind, and which was the location of many of his murders. While he confessed to 27 murders, of which four were confirmed, his actual body count could be as high as 200.[3] He took an unknown number of his victims from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, which was less than two miles away, to his "World's Fair" hotel.
The case was notorious in its time and received wide publicity through a series of articles in William Randolph Hearst's newspapers. Interest in Holmes' crimes was revived in 2003 by Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, a best-selling non-fiction book that juxtaposed an account of the planning and staging of the World's Fair with Holmes' story. His story had been previously chronicled in The Torture Doctor by David Franke (1975), Depraved: The Shocking True Story of America's First Serial Killer by Harold Schechter (1994), and chapter VI "The Monster of Sixty-Third Street" of Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld by Herbert Asbury (1940, republished 1986).

Al Capone

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an Chicago gangster who led the Chicago Mob. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the "Capones," smuggled liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the 1920's and  1930's.

Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made donations to various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood". Capone's public reputation was damaged in the wake of his supposed involvement in the 1929 Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed.

Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the then-new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted in his youth. On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.

  1. Al Capone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Alphonse Gabriel "AlCapone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit ...
  2. History Files - Al Capone
    Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition ...
  3. FBI — Al Capone › About Us › History › Famous Cases & Criminals
    Photo of AlPhonse Capone Born of an immigrant family in Brooklyn, New York in 1899,Al Capone quit school after the sixth grade and associated with a ...
  4. Al Capone Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - › People
    Visit to learn about the rise and fall of Al Capone, who murdered his way to the top of the Chicago mafia before being sent to Alcatraz.
  5. Al Capone — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts
    The most notorious gangster in American history, Al Capone ran Chicago's largest bootlegging, prostitution and gambling syndicate.
  6. Al Capone - 20th Century History - › ... › Important People › Criminals
    Al Capone was a notorious gangster who ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago during the 1920s. Capone, who was both charming and charitable as ...
  7. Al Capone on Alcatraz -
    Al Capone still remains one of the most notable residents of "the Rock." In a memoir written by Warden James Johnston, he reminisced about the intensity of ...
  8. Al Capone: Chicago's Most Infamous Mob Boss — Made In America ...
    An in-depth article by Marilyn Bardsley on the Prohibition Era gang boss of Chicago.
  9. My Al Capone Museum
    Photographs and stories about several of Capone's personal items as well as related documents, articles, and merchandise.
  10. Al Capone news, photos and video - › Crimes › CriminalsShare
    News, Photos and Information about Al Capone... Highlights. A collection of news and information related to Al Capone published by this site and its partners.