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Monday, July 8, 2013

Black Hand letters

"Black Hand" extortion letters from 1930, written in Italian. (Here's a partial translation of one: "Dear damn fool and stupid is what you are, if you don’t do what you are supposed to do…we will show death with your own eyes…every day you will have a surprise when you least expect it.")



Various "Black Hand" extortion letters.

From the Eugene Canevari Collection, courtesy RR Auction via Slate

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