Friends and Family #54


Original Caption:

New York -- Policemen at the scene of the murder of Johnny La Polla, Bronx policy operator, who stopped three bullets while walking on East 102nd street, at 3 A.M.. His enemies, police suggested, are legion. He had been arrested eleven times, and sought by police for a shooting. (1937)

2 comments:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Now see, that's my kinda big-city caption writing but they don't write 'em like that anymore -- and that's one of the businesses many mistakes, sonny.

Tommy O'C said...

Well said and so true. I've spent hours poring over microfilms of newspapers from yesteryear and I couldn't agree more. The average big city newspaper of yesteryear has it all over today's news.