#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, October 16th, 2013 15:36
#2 By: Tim, October 16th, 2013 15:47
The Justice & Police Museum of Sydney, Australia has a collection of "special photographs" of criminals from the 1920s.
I thought Australia just took mug shots of all new arrivals as they got off the boat.
(I kid! Actually, I had a great-great-grandfather who fled to Australia for a time to escape his creditors in England.)
#3 By: TheSpeculator, October 16th, 2013 15:55
These are great photos, so beyond mug shots. I animated these and wrote some music to go with them a while back:
#4 By: Christopher Waldrop, October 16th, 2013 16:09
That really was incredible. Thank you.
#5 By: kpkpkp, October 16th, 2013 16:20
#6 By: Víctor, October 16th, 2013 16:39
#7 By: Kimmoth, October 16th, 2013 17:06
#8 By: Fred Davis, October 16th, 2013 17:27
Yeah I remember seeing these go around a while back. Still really great stuff. It would also appear that whoever did some Boardwalk Empire promotion riffed off these as well. Check it: http://www.rickey.org/boardwalk-empire-season-4-poster/
#9 By: Juan Rudametkin, October 16th, 2013 18:57
At first this fluky barlow struck me as a sharpshooting weed and the frog's eyebrows, then again she could be a low-lid face pushing tomato with munitions.
#10 By: teapot, October 16th, 2013 19:17
Ya... by Mark no less.
Lots of photos of Australian criminals in the 1920s. They look proud of themselves, don't they?
Herbert Ellis circa 1920: The precise circumstances surrounding this picture are unknown, but Ellis is found in numerous police records of the 1910s, 20s and 30s.
#11 By: Sydney Living Museums, October 16th, 2013 20:12
Nice work, such a great way to display the images.
You can find more about the stories behind these images here: blogs.hht.net.au/cityofshadows/how-we-created-the-city-of-shadows/
#12 By: Kimmoth, October 17th, 2013 03:33
Hah, maybe those guys should see what we see when we post a thread:
Have you searched for a similar post? Or whatever it says.
#13 By: Michael Smith, October 17th, 2013 04:38
I think the roots of cyberpunk are in 1920s Noir.
#14 By: Justin Raethel, October 17th, 2013 05:27
I think it makes a lot of sense for the police to want to see someone in a natural pose, rather than standing woodenly for the camera. It helps give a sense of the person's personality and physicality, making them more recogniseable next time.
#15 By: Mark Frauenfelder, October 21st, 2013 15:36
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