Picks and Pans Review: The John Dillinger Museum
Those whose appetites for antiheroes are whetted in Chicago may like Nashville, Ind.'s monument to the surly 1930s bank robber. On view are such Dillingeriana as the wooden gun he whittled from a broomstick to escape from an Indiana jail and the bloodstained pants he died in when gunned down by FBI agents in 1934. There are also photographs of baby John, teenage John, John with guns and John naked on a morgue slab. Gangster buff Joe Pinkston, who opened the museum in 1975, also provides a plastic model of Dillinger's head, the better to visualize the path of the bullets that killed him.
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