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American Boy Mugshot
Post-Edwardian Era
Young Man in the United States

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

SPECIFICATIONS:
Prisoner Number: 1354
Name: Chas Vernon Lotte
Age: 19
Occupation: Clerk
Residence: Wisconsin
Incarcerated: October 25, 1913
Charge: 2nd Degree Burglary
Dept: St. Paul, Minnesota

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 forbidden.

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.
==> I have MANY more mugshots to scan, but here are the ones I currently have listed:
http://etsy.me/RetroVertigoMugshots
==> Other departments currently available:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Oakland, California
Sioux City, Iowa
New Orleans, Louisiana
Brooklyn, New York
Rochester, New York
Duluth, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Louis, Missouri
Cleveland, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Dayton, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Seattle, Washington
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

GENERAL OVERALL CONDITION: Good vintage condition. Typical, age appropriate wear and weathering. Card edges range from acceptable to very good. The photos are crisp, and the notes are clearly legible. All imperfections are clearly seen in the photos (click them to see the close ups) posted here.


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Prisoner No 1354 - Teen Mugshot - Antique Bertillon Card - Teenage Thief via Wisconsin - Post Edwardian Era - Saint Paul MN Police Dept

Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: paper, ink
  • Feedback: 333 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Minnesota, United States
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