Al Capone’s Cell

This was Al Capone’s cell at the now defunct Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia where he lived for 8 months. It was described by the Philadelphia Public Ledger in August 20, 1929 as follows:

The whole room was suffused in the glow of a desk lamp which stood on a polished desk…. On the once-grim walls of the penal chamber hung tasteful paintings, and the strains of a waltz were being emitted by a powerful cabinet radio receiver of handsome design and fine finish…

Say what you will about him, but his lamp game was real strong.

One response to “Al Capone’s Cell

  1. “his lamp game was real strong” hahaha

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