The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime

The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime

Jacob Miller - July 10, 2017

The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
FBI agent examining fingerprints. Getty Images
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Washington, D.C., 1925. Justice Department, Natl. Bureau of Identification. Filing fingerprints at the forerunner of todays FBI. Pinterest
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Women working on print matching ca. 1940. Pinterest
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Since 1924, the FBI has been the single U.S. repository for fingerprints. 1944 in picture Pinterest. Overall view of large file room at FBI headquarters. Getty Images
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
The FBI Fingerprint Factory grew so large during the war that it rapidly outgrew its office space. In 1924 it had employed just 25 workers and had about 800,000 print cards. By 1943, 21,000 employees dealt with 70 million cards. Pinterest
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover is fingerprinted by journalist and author Courtney Ryley Cooper in this FBI publicity photograph circa 1936. Pinterest
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover stands behind President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and watches him sign a bill to enforce the fight against crime. Getty Images
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Courtesy of the John M. Longyear Research Library-FBI raiding wine barrels during Prohibition. Great Lakes Radio
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Prohibition agents with a 2000-gallon illicit still, seized near Waldorf, Maryland, circa 1925. Getty Images
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Federal agents often resorted emptying barrels of beer in the gutter during the 1920s. Daily Mail
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Without informing the public, Without informing the public, the FBI poisoned liquor with methane, formaldehyde, ammonia, arsenic, propene (which destroys intestines, kidneys, and liver if consumed), acetone (paint thinner) and kerosene during Prohibition (1920-1933) for the purpose of “dissuading” people from using alcohol when they realized prohibition was unenforceable. Pinterest
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Al Capone in 1930. Wikipedia
The History of the FBI, Part 3: Hoover, Prohibition, and Organized Crime
Al Capone and his gang. Pinterest

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