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Mug shots : an archive of the famous, infamous, and most wanted

Author: Raynal Pellicer
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2009.
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"Mug Shots: An Archive of the Famous, Infamous, and Most Wanted presents more than 250 photographs of some of the most infamous suspects in modern history, from mafia bosses and cold-blooded killers to spies and prominent political activists. Today, the mug shot is an essential police procedure worldwide. This collection spans the history of this practice, including mob bosses like Al Capone and John Gotti,
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Genre/Form: Portraits
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pellicer, Raynal.
Mug shots.
New York : Abrams, 2009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raynal Pellicer
ISBN: 9780810921092 081092109X
OCLC Number: 261176318
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins --
The Paris Commune --
Propaganda of the Deed --
Anarchists in Europe --
American Anarchists --
The Russian Revolution --
Stalin --
The Belle Epoque --
The Bonnot Gang --
Assassination of Jean Jaures --
Wartime Spies --
"The Bluebeard of Gambais" --
Political Homicides --
Organized Crime --
Carbone and Spirito --
The Fraudster of the Century --
The Mafia --
Al Capone --
National Crime Syndicate --
Dutch Schultz --
Murder Inc --
Frank Costello --
Vito Genovese --
Bugsy Siegel --
French Women Criminals --
Interwar Troubled Times --
The Stavisky Affair --
Public Enemy #1 --
Bonnie & Clyde --
John Dillinger --
The Dillinger Gang --
Alvin Karpis --
The Great Pre-War Trials.
Other Titles: Présumés coupables.
Responsibility: by Raynal Pellicer.


In 1882, Alphonse Bertillon created a scientific system for the identification of criminals and developed the 'anthropometric photo', showing the accused's measurements and physical markings. Today,  Read more...
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