$1,000,000 hammer wielder

$1,000,000 hammer wielder
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Title: $1,000,000 hammer wielder

Caption: "$1,000,000 hammer wielder--Another pinball machine (declared by courts to be illegal) bites the dust as Police Commissioner William P. O'Brien swings a sledge hammer on first of 2,259 such machines valued at $1,000,000, which are being destroyed at police garage, Meeker and Morgan Aves. It's part of anti-gambling drive police have been carrying on for a year."

Date: 1949
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: Grease pencil cropping marks; retouched.
On verso: date stamped: Mar. 20, 1949; on caption: "Eagle staff photo."
Title from caption on verso.
Collection: Crime
Subject: Demolition
Gambling and crime
Pinball machines
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: CRIM 0031