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Least Wanted: A Century of Mugshots
March 26, 2007 6:37 PM   Subscribe

Least Wanted: A Century of Mugshots is a collection of authentic mugshots put together by Mark Michaelson. [via AT:NY]
posted by grapefruitmoon (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fascinating.
Whether line-up or meet-up, I can't take my eyes off people.
Thanks, g-moon.
posted by Dizzy at 6:44 PM on March 26, 2007


Is there room for one more?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:49 PM on March 26, 2007


They won't get much info outta Lieselotta .
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:53 PM on March 26, 2007


I'm pretty sure she was a Carmen Sandiego villain.
posted by puke & cry at 6:55 PM on March 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Lover her on "Tigerlily".
posted by Dizzy at 6:55 PM on March 26, 2007


Not mugshot thread is complete without Patrick Tribett, the gold paint huffing guy whose pic became a whole meme on Fark.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:11 PM on March 26, 2007


An earlier post about this guy's terrific collection.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:23 PM on March 26, 2007


They make great images for rasterbation.
posted by machaus at 7:27 PM on March 26, 2007


(I'll take "Loved her..." for fifty, Sigmund.)
posted by Dizzy at 7:33 PM on March 26, 2007


This is awesome. The lineups in particular.
posted by OmieWise at 6:32 AM on March 27, 2007


There but for the grace of God go we all.

More about physiognomic fallacies in the Crime Library article The Born Criminal:
...the mysterious connection between crime and physiology persisted. Cesare Lombroso, (1835-1909) was the next researcher to build upon the theories of Gall. Lombroso was an Italian physician who performed hundreds of post mortem examinations on criminals during the late 19th century. He noticed that many of these criminals shared some of the same physical characteristics. Lombroso compiled a list of these characteristics which included receding hairline, forehead wrinkles, bumpy face, broad noses, fleshy lips, sloping shoulders, long arms and pointy fingers. Lombroso associated these stigmata with primitive man.
OTOH, does crime truly have an ugly face?
posted by cenoxo at 7:56 AM on March 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


I have poured over these several times on his flickr account.
They are so heartbreaking to me.
To see these immigrants, boys and women and just imagine what thier lives were like and what the legal system was like for them.

There were a few I would love to have up on my wall.
posted by beccaj at 8:01 AM on March 27, 2007


These are pretty fascinating. Although, this hair (and I'm guessing from weapons-grade's post that she's the photographer) reminded me of this hair, and I wondered what would happen if they had children.

(Snagged those This Island Earth images from DVD Beaver.)
posted by smallerdemon at 8:45 AM on March 27, 2007


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