Saturday, April 07, 2007


Mark Michaelson has made a hobby of collecting thousands of old mugshots over the years, and has compiled some of them into a book due out later this month called Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots. A few are viewable now in this article at Check out his photo sets on Flickr, they are incredible. (via Coudal)

Artist Chris Crites riffs on the theme by also starting with old mugshots. His twist is that he then paints portraits of these on paper bags. You can find his galleries at

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the extensive mugshot collection of celebrities, gangsters and goofballs at The Smoking Gun.

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