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Whitey Bulger's 1953 booking photo

Boston Police Department via EPA

A Boston Police booking image dated March 16,1953 of James 'Whitey' Bulger. The mob boss was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, California, after being a fugitive for 16 years. Bulger will be returned to Massachusetts to face charges in connection with 19 murders.

Quite a contrast from today's booking photos seen in the video below.

New details have emerged about the arrest of notorious Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger and how he eluded authorities for 16 years. NBC's Pete Williams reports.

More photos of Bulger over the years on PhotoBlog:

Today's story on who Bulger might spill the beans on.