Welcome to the World Famous
"My Al Capone Museum"

Top Al Capone Myths

Al Capone became a criminal at a very young age.
   How Al Capone got his scars. The day Al Capone became 'Scarface'.
Al Capone was a cocaine addict.
Al Capone drank whiskey.
Al Capone started a soup kitchen.
Al Capone 'Smile and a gun' quote.
Al Capone came to Chicago in 1919.
Al Capone beat three gangsters to death with a baseball bat.

“The older I get, the more I realize that the light you think you’re radiating is not the light other people see when they look at you. I wonder how Al Capone felt about himself as he looked in the mirror in the privacy of his own bathroom. I’m sure he thought of himself as a very human guy.”
- Hollywood Legendary Actor Paul Newman, 1989.

Welcome to my personal homepage. Welcome to My Al Capone Museum web site. In the past 34 years, I have collected items belonging to and dealing with the granddaddy of all American gangsters, Alphonse Capone. My fascination with Capone started out with Robert De Niro's outstanding 1987 perfomance as the eminent Chicago underworld king. After that, my curiosity peaked. I wanted to know more about Al Capone and his era. I immediately began my search and soon found out that the facts were far more exciting than any of Hollywood's made up fiction. Al Capone was a multi-faceted man. He could be kind, vicious, loyal and quick with a joke. I must say outright that he was a gangster and a criminal. I do not endorse his way of life by any means, but I will admit that I am fascinated with his staying power. He is still popular 76 years after his death! This non profit website was made to educate and satisfy various people interested in this particular era of history. It separates fact from fiction. People from all walks of life visit and enjoy these pages. It all started with a single web page, and then quickly snowballed into what you see today. After coaxing by some media people, (they almost had to twist my arm, literally!) I finally gave in, and appeared on a History channel documentary.This l4ead to participating in some newspaper and television news stories for my Capone research / collection. Click through to let me share the past and some of my collection with you.

Mario Gomes

Mario Gomes can be contacted at Alcaponemuseum@gmail.com

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New and limited edition
The best new bobblehead I have seen on Big Al by far!
Click on photo!

This is THE biggest and most accurate archive repository for Alphonse Capone and his era!
Debunking the myths since 1987! (Now with over 166 web pages and 5013 images!)
Please note that this site is created and maintained by me, Mario Gomes. I am solely responsible for it's content unless specifically noted. Myalcaponemuseum is strictly a virtual online museum. Mario Gomes lives in Montreal, Canada.

Al Capone Museum Directory

Al Capone's Gold Dinner Service

Al Capone's Tableware

Al Capone Shot Glass

Al Capone's Personal Silver Locket

Al Capone's Personal Dress Shirt

 Al Capone's Personal Telephone

Al Capone's Elephant

Al Capone's Flatware

Al Capone's Etched Glasses

Al Capone's Personal Cuckoo Clock
(The Outfit Clock)

    Al Capone's Framed Signature

Al Capone's Silver Tray

  Al Capone's Light Fixtures

Al Capone's Personal Straw Boater

Ralph Capone's Personal Items

     Hymie Weiss Personal Prayer Book

John D. Torrio's Personal Items

Louis "Two Gun" Alterie Signed Photo      

Exhibit C & D; Two Goddard SVD Massacre bullet fragments

Interesting items retrieved from Al Capone's Lexington office suite

    Alton/Anton Hotel Relics

Al Capone Wax Figure

7244 Prairie Avenue (Al Capone's old home)  

   93 Palm Avenue (Al Capone's Florida retreat)   

         93 Palm Avenue Part 2      

         93 Palm Avenue Part 3      

         93 Palm Avenue Part 4       

 Artifacts from 93 Palm Avenue

The Renovated 93 Palm  Avenue

The Renovated Palm Avenue Part 2

The Sad Demise of Al Capone's Estate
 93 Palm Avenue  

The Capone era Cicero, Illinois

The Harvard Inn

The Four Deuces (2222 S. Wabash)

The Hawthorne Hotel

The Hotel Metropole

The Lexington Hotel

Al Capone's Bathroom Tile From The Lexington Hotel

Geraldo's Capone Vault Grand Opening

The Lexington's destruction

X Marks The Spot Magazine

Capone Magazines and Booklets

Capone Videos

Capone Books

knick knacks

Capone's Chicago

Chicago photos

The Capone Documents

Capone Photographs

Capone Photographs 2

Capone Photographs 3
(The Joe Walters Collection)

My Capone History Channel Shoot


    Gravesites 2  

Al Capone; The Early Years

Origins of the Scars

The Adonis Social Club incident

Mafalda Capone
Al Capone's Sister Gets Married

Al Capone Speaks On Film!

Al Capone's CPD Mugshot

FDR and Al Capone's Cadillac; Truth or Myth?

Al Capone and Friends: A well Known but Misidentified Photo

Al Capone In Hot Springs

Al Capone and Miami

Al Capone Goes to Atlantic City

Al Capone Goes to Cuba

The Real Al Capone Quotes

The Al Capone Interview

Al Capone and Cigars

Al Capone at the ballpark

Al Capone in Wisconsin

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
The Massacre Pt.2

Massacre Victim's Stats.

Massacre Newspaper blurbs

Valentine Killers?

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Bricks

Some Theories on the Valentine Massacre

Discounted Valentine Massacre theories

The St.Valentine Massacre guns today

St. Valentine's day Massacre bullets and evidence

When,where and how did they die?

Gangster facts and side stories

The Obituaries

Gangster talk

Gangster Fashion

Gangster Molls

William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson

Gangland Armourers; Peter Von Frantzius, Louis Scaramuzzo, Von Lengerke and Antoine

The Chicago Typewriter

Gangster Hitspots

    Mae Capone    

Alberto Anselmi & Giovanni Scalise

Frank Parker

William Niemoth

Jake Guzik's mugs

Samuel "Golfbag"Hunt

Jake Lingle

Frankie Yale

Salvatore "Samoots" Ammatuna

Jack Zuta

Leo Vincent Brothers

Edward "The Slot King" Vogel

John D. Torrio

Joe E. Lewis

Rocco DeGrazia

Machine Gun Jack McGurn

Louise Rolfe  "The Blonde Alibi"

Willie Heeney

James "Fur" Sammons

Three fingered Jack White

George 'Red" Barker

Anthony "Tough Tony" Capezio

Frank Nitto

Dean Charles O'Banion

George Clarence Moran

Earl "Hymie" Weiss

Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci

Fred "Killer" Burke

Fred Goetz

Unione Siciliana
Joe Aiello / Tony Lombardo / Pasqualino Lo Lordo

Edward "Spike" O'Donnell

The Genna brothers

Angelo La Mantia

Edward J. O'Hare

Frank Rio

Ragtime Joe Howard

Hinky Dink and Bathouse John

Sol Van Praag

Theodore Anton

Edward Tancl  

Louis & Elliott Wisbrod

Joseph Bergl  

Daniel "Danny" Stanton

Samuel "Nails" Morton

Eliot Ness

Al Capone's Tax Trial and Downfall

The Famous Al Capone Soup Kitchen

Al in Jail

Newspapers of the day

Newspapers  part two

Newspapers part three

Newspapers Part Four

Gangster related articles

The Green Mill



Alcatraz Part 2

Al Capone goes to Baltimore

Al Capone's Death and Funeral

Gangster sites today

Gangster sites part 2

Dead Gangsters (Warning very Graphic)

Al Capone Myths

Collecting Al Capone

The truth about Al Capone's signature

Capone / Gangster Memorabilia for Sale  

Al Capone Books

Fred Pasley's Al Capone

Other Al Capone related Books

Joe Walters' Collection


Website Reviews

The Capone News


About Mario Gomes


In Memoriam

Mario Gomes can be contacted at alcaponemuseum@gmail.com

Second Diane Capone book just released!
Click on below book covers to order.

You heard here first!! Finally!!! Something to look forward to and I can't wait to read this!!
My big sister Diane Capone has come through with the news we were all waiting for! It's available on Kindle for now but physical copies will be available around the 14th of July!!
 Thank-you Diane!!! xo
For years, many wondered what happened to his family after his death. In this second book called The Capone Girls, the lives of his beloved wife, his son and daughter-in-law and his granddaughters are finally disclosed.
After spending her entire adult life in the San Francisco bay area and a career working as a college counselor in Santa Clara, Diane Patricia Capone now lives quietly with her husband in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. Her greatest joy is being surround by her family and friends and ten grandchildren.

Her first excellent book on Al Capone the man!
By his granddaughter

Al Capone

Unlike some of the other gangster museums out there, this one can really state proudly that it is non profit! This site and I do not make one dang penny! Most of the time and money was spent by me on this labor of love and passion for in depth research. This was achieved over many, many years, and for the purpose of presenting the correct history of a particular historical figure. Not the Hollywood version. Capone was chosen, as it could have been anyone that caught my attention at the time. Sure, mind you, Al Capone was not Ghandi. Capone was a grandiose figure, but he was also a killer, philanderer, gambler etc... I know this reality, but in the same token, he was not an Adolf Hitler, or a Jeffrey Dahmer. He was a sociopathic and complex personality from the gangster era that now has over several Hollywood movies, documentaries recounting his story and dozens of books written about him. Capone was made big as he was during his era for several reasons.
1) Prohibition.
2) Corrupt police, judges and politicians.
3) The Newspapers.
For those who look at this subject just to blame solely Capone for all the crimes in that era, then I can tell you this is a mistake. Even so called honest police were killing people, as we can witness below. All in the name of PROHIBITION. That was the real criminal!

Gas bombs thrown into a house. A mother is shot and killed, while the father is beaten by police as their young boy looks on.
All for the possession of a half filled jug of wine on the table.
The Chicago Tribune, March 26, 1929.

 This research is here to entertain you, but also to educate you. Here you can visit rain or shine, 24/7, 365 days of the year for free! You do not pay anything to enter and see all the items, info, photos accumulated here! Whether you are a history buff, musician, Hollywood actor, author, writer or just the a plain fan, this site can be used for your simple enjoyment, research project, book, movie. Whether it's just show off your knowledge to others or on mob message boards. I do not try to sell you subscriptions, t-shirts, mugs and keychains! I often wondered what the other museums do with that money and the big entrance fee?
Now tell me? Which museum will let you visit in your underpants? Well, here you can!

"Unlike the City of Chicago, who seems hellbent on erasing everything related to the Capone era, here you will find some of the past brought back for history's integrity, and for the Capone era's rightful place in history. Good or bad, how can we learn from the past if you want to deny that it ever existed" ----- Mario Gomes

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To see and read more about the guy who runs this website please click on above photo.

Swimming in Al Capone's pool and yours truly in front of the cameras once again.
Shooting in front of the entrance to Al's living room.
(Photo at left courtesy Magaly Acosta. Photo to right courtesy of Plum TV).



A very special acknowlegement to those who have enjoyed the site so much that they decided to give something back in return for the historically accurate research content. The following supporters listed below are the people who kindly contributed a donation, whether it be funds or historical items to the site without me ever asking. These are the type of people who walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Their generosity has helped me make this website a continued success.
- Casey Nanz -
- Jon Bergman -
 - Bob Azzaro -
- Kris Lounsbury -
- Margaret Mary Leahy -
- Fran Ley -
-Mike Binius-

A telling postcard from Chicago,  circa 1908

This personal non-profit site was made strictly for your enjoyment and mine. It took me many years and money out of my own pocket to make. I do not have an agenda claiming that I own Al Capone, nor am I peddling any book. I do not associate myself with any author, writer, Capone relative, any supposed Capone relative or other Capone website, unless it's specified here, or if their book, site or name appears here. Some people related or not claim this subject for fame and glory, some do it for the money, some for both. For me, it's merely about the fascination of the era.This educational website's aim is strictly about telling a historically untwisted, unbiased and correct version (at least as close as humanly possible) of Al Capone and the roaring twenties. Through this process, I wanted to share it with all true history buffs out there, whether experienced or novice. Nothing more, nothing less! This site and I have proudly helped countless students across the U.S. with their National History Day projects on Al Capone. I personally take the time to answer their questions.

Mario Gomes can be contacted at Alcaponemuseum@gmail.com