Nálepka “mug shot”

Police mugshots in the 1920s

Man arrested during haircut makes great mugshot

Small Town Noir

The mug shots on this site were all taken in New Castle, Pennsylvania, between 1930 and 1959, and were rescued from the trash when the town’s police department threw them out. The information that has been used to reconstruct the stories behind the pictures comes mostly from old copies of the local paper, the New Castle News.

Santa Claus Mug Shots

Say cheese!

Without the aid of fancy lighting, makeup, and wardrobe, these little works of mug shot art–taken with Instamatic, Polaroid, and digital cameras at law enforcement agencies nationwide–are perhaps the most candid photos of celebrities (and other public figures) that you’ll see.