John Dillinger mask to be on display in Springfield - – Rockford’s News Leader

John Dillinger mask to be on display in Springfield


A plaster mask made from the face of famed gangster John Dillinger after his death is going on display in Springfield.

The mask will be on display Thursday through Saturday at the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation museum in Springfield. The mask is one of four cast from the face of the Prohibition-era gangster. Dillinger was one of the most notorious criminals in U.S. history.

Across four states between 1933 and 1934 he pulled off several robberies and murders before getting gunned down by law enforcement outside a crowded Chicago theatre. The Dillinger mask will be part of the museum's Gangs of Illinois display. The visitor hours this weekend for the exhibit will be extended.

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