Subtle light and shadows fall on an old-style switchboard (salvaged from another classic hotel in town) in Tucson, Arizona...

Subtle light and shadows fall on an old-style switchboard (salvaged from another classic hotel in town) in Tucson, Arizona's’s historic Hotel Congress. The property is known, though, not so much for its lovely decor as it is for being the site of the capture of John Dillinger in January 1934. The notorious bank robber was escorted to an “escape-proof” jail in Indiana, from which he quickly broke out and began a one-man crime spree. Dillinger did not escape federal agents’ bullets, however, on a July day that year outside a Chicago theater. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

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