Immigration and Early Days
Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island - 1907
New York Skyline in 1910
Rockaway Beach in Brooklyn with 350,000 people 1910
Streets in 1911 -- Little Italy
Mott Street decorated for Fiesta - 1908
Flags of poverty -- the rear of the tenements in Little Italy, around 1907-08
Grocery store of Frank Costello's parents in little Italy when they first arrived
Giuseppi DeStefano, the maestro - Jimmy's Father
Giuseppi DeStefano's Violin
Trolly like the one that Giuseppi fell from and died.
Jimmy - in Italy before 1907. Holding a fiesta flag.
Jimmy as a shoe sign boy
Jimmy in about 1916
The Gopher Gang -- fourth in back row is Owney Madden. A very feared bunch.
Five Points Gang - from this gang came some of the most notable gangsters of the depression period including Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Johnny Torio, Frankie Yale and Jimmy.
Theresa Zito -- Jimmy's first wife
Theresa's Father, Judge Zito -- 1905
Jimmy holding his first son -- who was cut out of picture,
First son, Jimmy nicknamed Sonny
Grace, Jimmy's sister and her husband Antonio Della Sala with their first child, Catherine.
Jimmy's mother Antoinette
Grace's funeral bill (February 11, 1925)
Antonio and three surviving daughters -- L-R Antoinette, Winnie, Catherine.
He is holding confirmation certificate of Antoinette
Mr. Galata (evil step father)
Ellis Island today.