I'm a crazed collector of mugshots. Most of mine are 40s-50s N. American. What struck me about these were the poses--full length, seated, 3/4, many casually posed looking almost relaxed. Most of mine are hard left/right/full-face headshots--tense, drunk, beaten-up, defiant, crazed, scared.

None of mine ever have offences listed on the file card: just a file #, name, alias, race, sometimes DOB. Mugs were in a separate file away from rap sheets(record of arrest and prosecution) but still part of the sea of pre-electronic paper records.

Very interesting shots. Thanks!