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MUG SHOTS AN ARCHIVE OF THE FAMOUS, INFAMOUS, AND MOST WANTED
Raynal Pellicer

Thames & Hudson, 2010
Softcover
287 pages
Fully illustrated, black and white
ISBN: 9780810996120

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At the end of the 19th century, Alphonse Bertillon created a standardized system for the identification of criminals. The mug shot, as it came to be known, is an anthropometric photograph - an inventory of a person through his or her measurements and physical markings.

This collection presents over 250 mug shots of some of the most infamous suspects in modern history, from mafia bosses to cold-blooded killers, as well as enemies of the state and prominent political activists. It includes Lenin, Al Capone, Frank Sinatra, Fidel Castro, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Janis Joplin, Elvis and the "Birdman of Alcatraz," Robert Stroud. Accompanying the images is commentary that puts the criminals and their crimes in historical context.

 

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