Eliot Ness Memorabilia Up For Auction
A collection of memorabilia from noted Chicago prohibition agent Eliot Ness will be up for auction this fall.
A collection of memorabilia from noted Chicago prohibition agent Eliot Ness will go up for auction this fall.
The collection of credentials and artifacts owned by the noted “Untouchable” responsible for bringing down notorious gangster Al Capone’s rein over Chicago was appraised at $30,000 to $50,000 and will be auctioned off late September, the Associated Press reports.
The items reportedly came from Ness’ personal secretary Winifred Higgins Knorr and include Ness’ Department of Justice credentials from 1932, Treasury Department of Prohibition credentials form 1927, his business card, a Christmas card and even campaign brochures from his failed attempt to run for mayor of Cleveland in 1947.
Ness, who died in 1957, attended University of Chicago and became known as head of the historic special unit "The Untouchables," known for being "unbribable."