Dapper Criminals

Early mugshots

In 1920s mug shots, even the criminals dressed like gentleman. These look like the sort of fellows who would open the door for you as they lift your wallet.

They let this guy pose with his cigarette. Also, these portraits are kind of artsy, no?

1920s gambling mugshot

These guys look like they’re having a fine time, like the were in the middle of some lively story and then smiled for a camera that happened to be there. 1920s mug shot of women

I love this one. This lady wore the fur coat she’s accused of stealing in her mug shut.

Lots more images here: Mugshots from the 1920s – Imgur.

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