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Early 1900s Mugshot

~~ THIS IS A TERRIBLE SCAN! ~ I'LL RE-SCAN AND POST BETTER IMAGES SOON ~~

SPECIFICATIONS:
Prisoner Number: 3276
Name: Hamilton Mitchell Balfour
Age: 32
Occupation: Real Estate
Residence: Ontario, Canada
Incarcerated: November 20, 1912
Charge: OMFP -- Obtained money under false pretense.
Dept: Toledo, Ohio - Transferred to Detroit, Michigan

DETAILS: One of a kind, 100+ year old police mugshot called a Bertillon Card (named after the inventor of Anthropometry). These were used to document the unique physical attributes and behavioral characteristics of incarcerated individuals. Securely mounted onto the card is the original gelatin silver print, which is scarcely seen. The typical silver sheen is visible in the photo's darkest areas. Notes on both sides are either typewritten or transcribed by hand in ink. All of the mug shots sold by Retro Vertigo are discarded official criminal records. They are sold unaltered, enhanced or tampered with in any way.

SHIPPING: This listing is for the exact card seen in the first two posted photos and for collectible purposes only. Buyer will receive the ORIGINAL CARD and NOT A DUPLICATION. The actual card does *not* have the copyright watermark see in the photos posted here. Cards are shipped in a plastic sleeve.

IMAGE RIGHTS: Retro Vertigo reserves all rights to the likeness of this item. Any unauthorized replication, reproduction and/or use of this item's likeness for the purpose of resale is strictly prohibited.

CARD MEASUREMENTS: approximately 6" x 6"

IMPORTANT NOTES:
==> The last 2 images are from the NYU Dead Media Archive and are posted here only to illustrate the Bertillon process.
==> Lots more mugshots are available. Some of them are listed here:
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GENERAL OVERALL CONDITION: Unless otherwise mentioned, all mugshots range from fair to good vintage condition. Typical, age appropriate wear to the card edges. Photos and notes are clearly visible. All imperfections can be seen clearly seen in the photos (click them to see the close ups) posted here. Please ask questions before purchasing as all sales are final.


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Prisoner No 3276 - Toledo Ohio via Toronto Canada - Silver Gelatin Print - Vintage Mug Shot - Criminal Investigation Identification

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: paper, ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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