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NEWSG_140201_05.JPG: "Machine Gun" Kelly
George Kelly, aka "Machine Gun" Kelly; Bank robber, bootlegger and kidnapper. He died of a heart attack in Leavenworth prison in 1954. Accounts vary as to how he got his nickname; some credit a reporter, some say it was his wife.
NEWSG_140201_10.JPG: "Pretty Boy" Floyd
Charles Arthur Floyd, aka "Pretty Boy" Floyd: Murderer and bank robber. His nickname is said to have come from one of his robbery victims, who described the dapper Floyd as a "pretty boy." He was killed in 1934 after a chase and gun battle with Ohio police and FBI agents.
NEWSG_140201_17.JPG: "Creepy" Karpis:
Alvin Karpis, aka "Creepy" Karpis: Bank robber, killer and kidnapper. His unusual nickname seems to have derived from a "fish-eyed" stare that was said to unnerve friend and foe alike. Paroled and deported after 32 years in prison, he died in Spain in 1979.
NEWSG_140201_20.JPG: "Baby Face' Nelson"
Lester Gills, aka George "Baby Face" Nelson: Bank robber and killer. Dubbed "Baby Face" because of his appearance, he was a ruthless sociopath, feared even by other gangsters. He murdered an FBI agent in April 1934 in the aftermath of a failed raid on a Wisconsin resort. Seven months later, an FBI inspector and an agent were killed attempting to capture Nelson. In the gun battle, the G-men shot Nelson 17 times, mortally wounding him.
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Description of Subject Matter: The Unabomber's cabin, John Dillinger's death mask and the electric chair that killed the Lindbergh baby kidnapper are just a few of 200 fascinating artifacts that await visitors to "G-Men and Journalists: Top News Stories of the FBI's First Century," now open at the Newseum.
The exhibit reflects the sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative relationship between the FBI and the news media, as seen through such headline-making cases as:
• The Lindbergh kidnapping
• The war on gangsters
• The Nazi saboteurs
• Catching spies
• Mississippi Burning
• Kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst
• The siege at Waco
• The Oklahoma City bombing
• The hunt for the Unabomber
• The D.C. sniper
The FBI's efforts to stop organized crime and its starring role in popular culture are also examined in "G-Men and Journalists." With 200 artifacts, nearly 300 photographs, dozens of historic newspapers and interactive displays, the exhibit shows how the FBI and the news media cooperated — and clashed — during the bureau's first 100 years.
The above was from the official site at http://www.newseum.org
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2014 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Winchester, VA, Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA),
Michigan to visit mom in the hospice before she died and then a return trip after she died, and
my 9th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, Sacramento, Oakland, and Los Angeles).
Ego strokes: Paul Dickson used one of my photos as the author photo in his book "Aphorisms: Words Wrought by Writers".
Number of photos taken this year: just over 470,000.
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