This is a great photograph taken in 1919. The picture shows a group of women committing to rather extreme measures in support of the temperance movement. The temperance movement was an effort in the 1910's in the United States to reduce alcohol consumption. It actually led to Prohibition.
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.
"Machine Gun" Kelly (1895-1954), seen with his wife, Kathryn, got his nickname thanks to his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His crimes included kidnapping, robbery and bootlegging. His gang’s most famous crime was kidnapping oil tycoon Charles F. Urschel in July 1933. Urschel memorized evidence that helped the FBI find and arrest Kelly and his wife.
Ma Barker, whose sons Herman, Lloyd, Arthur ("Doc"), and Freddie used her as a cover, said that her boys were driven to crime by poverty. Along with Freddie, she was killed in an FBI shoot-out near Oklawaha, FL. Fearing a scandal when the public found out his agents had killed someone's mother, J. Edgar Hoover invented the myth of Ma Barker as the evil mastermind of the Barker-Karpis gang, who had led her sons astray. Karpis later said that she had nothing to do with her sons' crimes
The infamous John Dillinger. Little did he know this legacy of crime would come back to haunt another small town in Indiana. He was the ultimate ladies' man of the early 30s. He would have been taken in by Jenna's beauty, but he never would have thought a woman, not even Jenna, could have stopped him or his equally heinous great-grandson, Matthias.