Arizona

Event Photography: Dillinger Days

In January 1934, the United States was in the throes of the Great Depression. Since the suffering was so widespread, driving fancy new cars and sporting the latest fashions was an easy way to stand out. Especially in a small town like Tucson, Arizona.

Standing out was what notorious bank robber John Dillinger and his gang did when they rolled into town. To put it mildly, these guys and gals were heavily armed and loaded with cash. And they weren’t above doing a bit of showboating.

But the gang’s behavior caught the attention of local authorities, and they were arrested within days of their arrival. Dillinger Days is modern Tucson’s way of commemorating the gang’s capture. It features vintage cars…

Event photography - Antique car at Tucson's annual Dillinger Days

vintage fashion…

Event photography - Vintage fashion at Tucson's annual Dillinger Days

…and live music, including our traditional music power trio, the Dusty Buskers:

Event photography - Dusky Buskers musical trio at Tucson's annual Dillinger Days

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