This Wanted poster was used by federal agents to seek out the gangster John Looney. Photo at right is not Looney, but a recreation to show how he might look with a beard. Looney was captured in Belen, N.M., on Nov. 30, 1923.
This Wanted poster was used by federal agents to seek out the gangster John Looney. Photo at right is not Looney, but a recreation to show how he might look with a beard. Looney was captured in Belen, N.M., on Nov. 30, 1923.
This Wanted poster was used by federal agents to seek out the gangster John Looney. Photo at right is not Looney, but a recreation to show how he might look with a beard. Looney was captured in Belen, N.M., on Nov. 30, 1923.

John Looney was the prototype for gangsters who would follow

April 08, 2018 01:46 AM