what a clever idea for a mugshot

this is one of the mugshots in mark michaelson's new book "least wanted: a century of american mugshots." see the smithsonian magazine review of it here. i wonder why the mirror thing never caught on. it seems like it would have been economical to only have to take one picture instead of two. but maybe the rogues would smash them.

my question is-- how did everyone manage to look so glamorous back then?

well... maybe not everyone.

thanks again to 3 quarks daily for the link.

and it's friday again already, so here is a good pair of flickr photos to wrap your peepers around:



1 comment:

BringerBlog said...

you're so silly! it's thursday! i hope you didn't go off to work accidentally.