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July 6, 2005 11:21 AM   Subscribe

Least Wanted is a great collection of old mugshots on Flickr. There are some great ones -- I like the Sixties 'do and Anna's pout best of all.
posted by Vidiot (28 comments total)

 
These are pretty nice. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 11:31 AM on July 6, 2005


Excellent, I dig this. that guy actually sort of looks like a young Brando. The set of transvestites is pretty nifty, too.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:33 AM on July 6, 2005


brilliant
posted by lotsofno at 11:42 AM on July 6, 2005


Cool find, vidiot. Thanks!
posted by scody at 11:52 AM on July 6, 2005


Love this. Thanks Vidiot.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:53 AM on July 6, 2005


There are few things more telling than smiling happily in a mug shot.

There seems to be some kind of rule that all the women must have bad hair for their mug shots.

There were so many kids' mug shots.
posted by orange swan at 11:54 AM on July 6, 2005


Why do I think this guy was busted for being a suspected commie agitator?
posted by Decani at 12:12 PM on July 6, 2005


Look at the air of defiance on this guy's face (the bottom one). So cinematographique! Rockabilly rebel. That's how I'd want to look if I was arrested. And had a thin moustache. And was a man. Nevermind.
Great hair, too.

Is it legal, for old mugshots to circulate like this? How does it happen? The police keep them as souvenir then sell them on ebay?
posted by funambulist at 12:13 PM on July 6, 2005


i love this stuff, great post.

it's fun to look at the mugshots and imagine the crimes...
posted by Hat Maui at 12:14 PM on July 6, 2005


Decani: the obvious Lenin-like beard and moustache? :)
posted by funambulist at 12:15 PM on July 6, 2005


Wow. I was not expecting how absolutely cool this would be. I want them all, somehow, maybe pinned up on the wall in my room.

Better yet, I want to figure out how to Photoshop pictures of myself until they match.
posted by redsparkler at 12:16 PM on July 6, 2005


I wondered that myself, funambulist. But then The Smoking Gun publishes mug shots without any legal ramifications so perhaps they qualify as public record.
posted by orange swan at 12:17 PM on July 6, 2005


No way is that dude a communist agitator. Gentleman swindler.
posted by kenko at 12:18 PM on July 6, 2005


The set of transvestites is pretty nifty, too.

They're all in the Fresno Tranies folder, tell me that's not a band name? What's really interesting about that bunch is that they aren't the drag queens or hooker tranies of our modern times, these ladies don't want to be divas, they want to be plain jane. They just want to be ordinary women. I think these types of transsexuals must be rare in this day and age of American Idol.

Of course they might have just been trying to get away with something, I'm just judging based on my own prejudices and perceptions.
posted by Pollomacho at 12:29 PM on July 6, 2005


Guilty!
posted by horsewithnoname at 12:37 PM on July 6, 2005


Karl Malden's mother?
posted by Pollomacho at 12:41 PM on July 6, 2005


Don King's father?

Great find, Vidiot!
posted by languagehat at 12:43 PM on July 6, 2005


Sort of reminds me of this photo archive article.
posted by COBRA! at 12:46 PM on July 6, 2005


Caught in possession of a disorderly combover and wearing a beard without due care and attention.
posted by Decani at 12:59 PM on July 6, 2005


Fascinating article, COBRA!.

(And I meant to attribute -- via Flickr Blog.)
posted by Vidiot at 1:35 PM on July 6, 2005


(This is good)
posted by CunningLinguist at 1:44 PM on July 6, 2005


No way is that dude a communist agitator. Gentleman swindler.

You're both wrong. He's a vampire.
posted by jonmc at 1:53 PM on July 6, 2005


Better than good. Great post Vidiot!
posted by djeo at 3:08 PM on July 6, 2005


This is pretty cool. Funny stuff and I like speculating on their crimes alot.

Nice find!
posted by fenriq at 3:34 PM on July 6, 2005


Arrested for being an "invert" (1932)

Hey, he lived in Pittsburgh, PA--Rick Santorum's home state.
posted by Asparagirl at 3:44 PM on July 6, 2005


I think these types of transsexuals must be rare in this day and age of American Idol.

They're not transsexuals (necessarily). They're transvestites, I think. And most of the transvestites I see these days look quite a bit like them (although not as pretty). I'm not sure where the transvestites = drag queens equation comes from.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:10 PM on July 6, 2005


Asparagirl—and he's a communist.
posted by kenko at 5:58 PM on July 6, 2005


Arrested for being an "invert" (1932)

And a popular one, too, I would speculate!
posted by longsleeves at 6:18 PM on July 6, 2005


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