Vintage ink signature, “Eliot Ness, Director of Public Safety, City of Cleveland,” on an off-white lightly-lined slip removed from a larger register or guest book, and dated in another hand “Feb. 24/37”; and a ballpoint signature “Robert Stack,” on a light yellow card. Both are double cloth matted and framed together along with a photo of Ness and a photo of Stack as Ness, and a biographical plaque, to an overall size of 20.5 x 23.5. In fine condition, with some scattered light soiling to Ness’s slip.
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Prohibition agent (1903–1957) chosen to head a special squad, which came to be known as the Untouchables, which led to the downfall of Al Capone and his successor Frank Nitti, and the capture of John Dillinger. City of Cleveland press identification card issued to Arthur Loesser, 4 x 3, with a clipped snapshot of Loesser stapled to the right side, stating Loesser “of the Cleveland Press may be passed through police and fire lines.” Signed by Ness as the Director of Public Safety, and countersigned by the Cleveland Chief of Police. Mayor Edward Blythin’s name has been crossed out in type with Frank J. Lausche’s name typed above. Double matted and framed with a photo of Ness at his desk to an overall size of 10 x 16. In very good condition, with horizontal creases, one lightly passing through portions of Ness’s signature, a bit of scattered light toning, and a typed notation to top edge.