Rare Collective and Vintage Pictures
Doc's Grandson: The Infamous 'Tommy-Gun Russ' Dingley and 'Pistola-Packen Laura'
on the run in Minneapolis MN.
Colored Glass slide plates
All we know of 'Tommy Gun' Russ and 'Pistola Packen' Laura at this point is that they lived a rather fast and furious life. Rumored to be connected (to what we do not know) but they were believed to be compared to that of somewhere between Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, Bonnie & Clyde, and Al Capone, with a little Robin Hood thrown in between (but we'll leave that one up to you to decipher - checkout the $Money-Bags$ in the crates of the picture above).
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They were well liked by some with their generosity, and admonished by
others. Alleged to have friends and relatives abroad (ties to the well-known Figliomeni
Family) as well as friends and acquaintances in several renowned countries
abroad. Able to speak at least 3-4 languages, it's been rumored they traveled feverishly around the country
and overseas as well in their time.
If you have heard of or seen any other pictures of Tommy Gun Russ, Pistola Laura, or their relatives please let us know
so we can add them to the collection.
*Update: Recently acquired photo's submitted by one of our readers
submitted by relatives of Adeline F. Harper
Owner and Proprietor of a Minneapolis Boarding House during that time period.
|A Letter from one of Adeline F. Harpers children:
"They were very pleasant and generous people that we all remember
(speaking of Russ and Laura). We of
course did not know anything of there background or occupation at least
during that time.
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