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Here’s hoping your Valentine’s day goes better than this. All photographs are from an album in the Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana titled “Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre Family Album.” All of the photographs are printed from the Chicago Daily News glass plate negatives housed at the Chicago History Museum. Read the original report from the Chicago Tribune about the massacre and get a good overview of the participants and the investigation here.