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Prohibition: Tony Berardi - about the time when he first met Al Capone

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United States, Chicago, Illinois, 1999


Tony Berardi

Tony Berardi had been a photographer for The Chicago Evening American at the time and he worked for that newspaper for many years before retiring in 1971 from the Chicago Today newspaper. In 1923 at the age of 17 he was one of the youngest newspaper photographers working, according to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune, as well as taking the first picture of Al Capone that the gangster agreed to pose for.

In 1919, the requisite number of legislatures of the States ratified The 18th Amendment to the Federal Constitution, enabling national Prohibition within one year of ratification. Many women, notably the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, had been pivotal in bringing about national Prohibition in the United States of America, believing it would protect families, women and children from the effects of abuse of alcohol.

Prohibition began on January 16, 1920, when the Eighteenth Amendment went into effect. Federal Prohibition agents (police) were given the task of enforcing the law.

Even though the sale of alcohol was illegal, alcoholic drinks were still widely available at "speakeasies" and other underground drinking establishments. Many people also kept private bars to serve their guests. Large quantities of alcohol were smuggled in from Canada, overland and via the Great Lakes.

While the government cracked down on alcohol consuption on land it was a different story on the water where they argued that ships outside the 3 mile limit were exempt. Needless to say, this technicality was exploited by everyone including the State owned shipping line.

Legal and illegal home brewing was popular during Prohibition. Limited amounts of wine and hard cider were permitted to be made at home. Some commercial wine was still produced in the U.S., but was only available through government warehouses for use in religious ceremonies, mainly for communion. "Malt and hop" stores popped up across the country and some former breweries turned to selling malt extract syrup, ostensibly for baking and "beverage" purposes.

Whiskey could be obtained by prescription from medical doctors. The labels clearly warned that it was strictly for medicinal purposes and any other uses were illegal, but even so doctors freely wrote prescriptions and drug-stores filled them without question, so the number of "patients" increased dramatically. No attempt was made to stop this practice, so many people got their booze this way. Over a million gallons were consumed per year through freely given prescriptions.

Because Prohibition banned only the manufacturing, sale, and transport - but not possession or consuming of alcohol, some people and institutions who had bought or made liquor prior to the passage of the 18th Amendment were able to continue to serve it throughout the prohibition period legally.

Even prominent citizens and politicians later admitted to having used alcohol during Prohibition. President Harding kept the White House well stocked with bootleg liquor, though, as a Senator, he had voted for Prohibition. This discrepancy between legality and actual practice led to widespread comtempt for authority. Over time, more people drank illegally and so money ended up in gangsters' pockets. Arguments raged over the effectiveness of prohibition. It appears to have been successful in some parts of the country but overall led to an increase in lawlessness.

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) was an Italian-American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. Known as the "Capones", the group was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931.

Born in Brooklyn, New York to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14.[1] In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution. Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood".[2]

However, Capone gained infamy when the public discovered his involvement in the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, which resulted in the death of seven of Capone's rival gang members.[3] Capone's reign ended when he was found guilty of tax evasion, and sent to federal prison. His incarceration included a stay at Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, his mental and physical health deteriorated rapidly due to neurosyphilis, a disease which he had contracted several years before. On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.

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Arabic :

كحول, مواطنه, [اوسا], الولايات المتحدة الامريكيه, حظر, كحول تخزين, كحول يشرب, نوادي ليليه, تقطير, تجاره عصابات, تهريب, [بوليغغر], [رم] عداءه, شواطئ, [البوب], عرابه, شريكه, شرطيه, شيكاغو, منافسه, راعي المانيه, حرب العصابات ، والقضاة الاتحاديين ، والسجن ، والسجن ، وتوني Berardi ، والمصور ، والتقي لأول مره في البون ، لقطات ،,

Bulgarian :

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Catalan :

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Chinese Simplified :

酒精, 公民, 美国, 美国, 禁止, 酒精储存, 酒喝酒, 夜总会, 酿酒厂, 贩运团伙, 走私, 盗贼, 拉姆·跑军, 海岸, 阿尔·卡彭, 教父, 共犯, 警察, 芝加哥, 竞争对手, 德国牧羊犬,帮派战争,联邦法官,监狱,监禁,托尼·贝拉迪,摄影师,他第一次见到阿尔·卡彭,Footage,,

Chinese Traditional :

酒精, 公民, 美國, 美國, 禁止, 酒精儲存, 酒喝酒, 夜總會, 釀酒廠, 販運團夥, 走私, 盜賊, 拉姆·跑軍, 海岸, 阿爾·卡彭, 教父, 共犯, 員警, 芝加哥, 競爭對手, 德國牧羊犬,幫派戰爭,聯邦法官,監獄,監禁,托尼·貝拉迪,攝影師,他第一次見到阿爾·卡彭,Footage,,

Czech :

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Danish :

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Dutch :

alcohol, burger, Verenigde Staten van Amerika, Verenigde Staten, verbod, alcohol opslag, alcohol drinken, nachtclubs, distilleerderijen, mensenhandel bendes, smokkel, Bootlegger, Rum Runner, kusten, Al Capone, Godfather, medeplichtige, politieagent, Chicago, rivaal, Duitse herder, Bendeoorlog, federale rechters, gevangenis, gevangenschap, Tony Berardi, fotograaf, hij ontmoette Al Capone, beelden, ,

Estonian :

alkohol, kodanik, USA, Ameerika Ühendriigid, keeld, alkoholi ladustamine, alkoholi joomine, ööklubid, piiritusetehased, kaubitsemise Gangs, salakaubavedu, bootlegger, Rum Runner, kaldal, Al Capone, ristiisa, kaasosaline, politseinik, Chicago, Rival, saksa lambakoer, Gang War, föderaalkohtunikud, vangla, vangistus, Tony Berardi, fotograaf, ta esimesena kohtus Al Capone, filmimaterjali, ,

Finnish :

alkoholi, kansalainen, Yhdysvallat, Yhdysvallat, kielto, alkoholin varastointi, alkoholin juominen, yökerhot, tislaamot, ihmis kaupan jengit, Sala kuljetus, Bootlegger, Rum Runner, Shores, Al Capone, kummi setä, rikos toverit, poliisi, Chicago, kilpailija, Saksan paimen koira, jengi sota, liitto valtion tuomarit, vankila, vankeus rangaistus, Tony Berardi, valokuvaaja, hän ensin tapasi Al Capone, kuva materiaalia, ,

French :

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German :

Alkohol, Bürger, USA, Vereinigte Staaten, Verbot, Alkohollagerung, Alkoholtrinken, Nachtclubs, Destillateure, Trafficking Banden, Schmuggel, Bootlegger, Rum Runner, Shores, Al Capone, Godfather, Accomplice, Polizist, Chicago, Rivale, German Shepherd, Bandenkrieg, Bundesrichter, Gefängnis, Gefängnis, Tony Berardi, Fotograf, er traf Al Capone zum ersten Mal, Footage, ,

Greek :

αλκοόλ, πολίτης, ΗΠΑ, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες, ποτοαπαγόρευση, αποθήκευση οινοπνεύματος, πόσιμο αλκοόλ, νυχτερινά κέντρα, αποστακτήρια, συμμορίες λαθρεμπόρων, λαθρεμπόριο, λαθρέμπορος, ρούμι δρομέας, ακτές, Αλ Καπόνε, Νονός, συνεργός, αστυνομικός, Σικάγο, αντίπαλος, Γερμανός ποιμένας, πόλεμος συμμοριών, ομοσπονδιακοί δικαστές, φυλακή, φυλάκιση, Τόνυ Μπεράρντι, φωτογράφος, γνώρισε τον Αλ Καπόνε, πλάνα, ,

Haitian Creole :

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Hebrew :

אלכוהול, אזרח, ארה ב, ארצות הברית, איסור, אחסון אלכוהול, אלכוהול שתייה, מועדוני לילה, מועדונים, כנופיות סחר, הברחות, משקאות חריפים, ראנר רום, חופי, אל קפונה, הסנדק, שותף, שוטר, שיקגו, יריבה, רועה גרמני, מלחמת כנופיות, שופטים פדרליים, כלא, מאסר, טוני ברארדי, צלם, הוא פגש לראשונה אל קאפונה, מדה, ,

Hindi :

शराब, नागरिक, संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका, निषेध, शराब भंडारण, शराब पीने, नाइटक्लब, डिस्टिलरी, तस्करी गिरोह, तस्करी, बूटलेगर, रम धावक, तटों, अल कपोन, गॉडफादर, साथी, शिकागो, प्रतिद्वंद्वी, जर्मन शेफर्ड, गैंग वॉर, फेडरल जज, जेल, कारावास, टोनी बेराडी, फोटोग्राफर, वह पहली बार अल Capone, फुटेज से मुलाकात की, ,

Hungarian :

alkohol, állampolgár, USA, Egyesült Államok, tilalom, alkohol tárolás, alkohol ivás, éjszakai klubok, szeszfőzdék, bandák kereskedelme, csempészet, bootlegger, rum Runner, Shores, Al Capone, Keresztapa, Complice, rendőr, Chicago, rivális, német juhász, Gang War, szövetségi bírák, börtön, szabadságvesztés, Tony Berardi, fényképész, aki először találkozott Al Capone, hosszúság, ,

Indonesian :

alkohol, warga negara, AS, Amerika Serikat, larangan, Penyimpanan alkohol, minum alkohol, klub malam, distilleries, geng perdagangan, penyelundupan, Bootlegger, rum Runner, pantai, Al Capone, godfather, kaki tangan, polisi, Chicago, saingan, Gembala Jerman, geng perang, hakim federal, penjara, penjara, Tony Berardi, fotografer, ia pertama kali bertemu Al Capone, rekaman, ,

Italian :

alcool, cittadino, USA, Stati Uniti, Proibizionismo, alcol, bere alcolici, nightclub, distillerie, bande di traffico, contrabbando, contrabbando, Rum Runner, shores, Al Capone, padrino, aclice, poliziotto, Chicago, rivale, pastore tedesco, guerra tra bande, giudici federali, carcere, prigione, Tony Berardi, fotografo, ha incontrato per la prima volta Al Capone, Footage, ,

Japanese :

アルコール, 市民, 米国, 米国, 禁止, アルコール貯蔵, アルコール飲料, ナイトクラブ, 蒸留所, 人身売買ギャング, 密輸, ブートレッガー, ラムランナー, 海岸, アル・カポネ, ゴッドファーザー, 共犯者, 警官, シカゴ, ライバル, ジャーマン・シェパード, ギャング戦争, 連邦裁判官, 刑務所, 投獄, トニー・ベラルディ, 写真家, 彼は初めてアル・カポネに会った, フッテージ, ,

Lithuanian :

alkoholis, pilietis, JAV, Jungtinės Valstijos, draudimas, alkoholio laikymas, alkoholio gėrimas, naktiniai klubai, degtinės, prekybos gaujos, kontrabanda, bootlegger, Romas bėgikas, krantai, Al Capone, Godfather, accomplice, policininkas, Čikagoje, varžovų, vokiečių aviganis, gaujos karas, federalinių teisėjų, kalėjimo, įkalinimas, Tony Berardi, fotografas, jis pirmą kartą susitiko Al Capone, filmuotą medžiagą, ,




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