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Mugshots

A mug shot or mugshot is a photographic portrait of a person from the waist up, typically taken after a person is arrested made with a purpose to have a photographic record for identification purposes by victims, the public and investigators. A typical mug shot is two-part, with one side-view, and one front-view.

The paired arrangement may have been inspired by the 1865 prison portraits taken by Alexander Gardner of accused conspirators in the Lincoln assassination trial, though Gardner's photographs were full-body portraits with only the heads turned for the profile shots.

The earliest mugshot photos of prisoners may have been taken in Belgium in 1843 and 1844. In the UK, the police of London started taking mugshots in 1846. By 1857, the New York City Police Department had a gallery where daguerreotypes of criminals were displayed.
Photograph of Lester F. Luverne
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Photograph of Fred Brown

Photograph of Fred Brown

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Fred Brown, register number 12246. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile ... more

Photograph of William Burnette

Photograph of William Burnette

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate William Burnette, register number 13242. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Henry L. Chenault

Photograph of Henry L. Chenault

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Henry L. Chenault, register number 13225. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right p... more

Photograph of Edward Fletcher

Photograph of Edward Fletcher

Inmate File of Edward Fletcher

Photograph of James H. Mitchell

Photograph of James H. Mitchell

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate James H. Mitchell, register number 13228. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right p... more

Photograph of Clarence Howard

Photograph of Clarence Howard

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Clarence Howard, register number 27743. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pro... more

Photograph of Joseph Tymchuk

Photograph of Joseph Tymchuk

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Joseph Tymchuk register number 339878. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of John Geter

Photograph of John Geter

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmateJohn Geter, register number 13226. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile f... more

Photograph of B. Suber Livingston

Photograph of B. Suber Livingston

Inmate File of B. Suber Livingston

Photograph of Earnest E. Adams

Photograph of Earnest E. Adams

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Earnest E. Adams, register number 12241. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of William Mance

Photograph of William Mance

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate William Mance, register number 13249. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Harold C. Certti

Photograph of Harold C. Certti

Inmate File of Harold C. Certti

Photograph of William Burnette

Photograph of William Burnette

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate William Burnette, register number 13242. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Joe Lawrence

Photograph of Joe Lawrence

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Joe Lawrence, register number 27739. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profil... more

Photograph of C. C. Cline

Photograph of C. C. Cline

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate C. C. Cline, register number 1961. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile ... more

Photograph of James E. Woodruff

Photograph of James E. Woodruff

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Earnest E. Adams, register number 12241. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Thomas J. Johnson

Photograph of Thomas J. Johnson

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Thomas J. Johnson, register number 6876. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Tanner Kilmer

Photograph of Tanner Kilmer

Inmate File of Tanner Kilmer

Photograph of Angelo Palmisano

Photograph of Angelo Palmisano

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Angelo Palmisano, register number 35492. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Ernest Baker

Photograph of Ernest Baker

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Ernest Baker register number 44242. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile... more

Photograph of Joseph Vento

Photograph of Joseph Vento

Inmate File of Joseph Vento

Photograph of Ray Stump

Photograph of Ray Stump

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Ray Stump, register number 27716. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile f... more

Photograph of Roy Tyler

Photograph of Roy Tyler

This mugshot was taken when future professional baseball player Roy Tyler entered the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas for the first time. Tyler was one of several dozen African American troops incarce... more

Photograph of John Wynne

Photograph of John Wynne

This item is a single photograph taken of John Wynne in civilian clothes. It is a frontal view from the middle of the chest to the top of the head. Inmate File of John Wynne

Photograph of John H. Gould

Photograph of John H. Gould

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate John H. Gould, register number 13227. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Jim Moses

Photograph of Jim Moses

Inmate File of Jim Moses

Photographs of Nick Phillips

Photographs of Nick Phillips

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Nick Phillips, register number 26903. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Isaac A. Deyo

Photograph of Isaac A. Deyo

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Isaac A. Deyo, register number 13243. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Robert Stroud

Photograph of Robert Stroud

Inmate File of Robert Stroud

Photograph of G. C. Robertson

Photograph of G. C. Robertson

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate G. C. Robertson, register number 28957. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pro... more

Photograph of Louis Barcum

Photograph of Louis Barcum

Inmate File of Louis Barcum

Photograph of Herbert J. Droper

Photograph of Herbert J. Droper

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Herbert J. Droper, register number 27678. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right p... more

Photograph of Nathan Humphries, Jr.

Photograph of Nathan Humphries, Jr.

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Robert Morris, register number 12263. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Charles Larkin

Photograph of Charles Larkin

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Charles Larkin, register number 27684. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of Luther Rucker

Photograph of Luther Rucker

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Luther Rucker, register number 12274. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Norman B. Holland

Photograph of Norman B. Holland

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Norman B. Holland, register number 12260. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right p... more

Photograph of James R. Hawkins

Photograph of James R. Hawkins

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate James R. Hawkins, register number 12258. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Leroy Pinkett

Photograph of Leroy Pinkett

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Leroy Pinkett, register number 12272. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Lyman Ford

Photograph of Lyman Ford

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Lyman Ford, register number 27683. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile ... more

Photograph of Grant Anderson

Photograph of Grant Anderson

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Grant Anderson, register number 13240. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of William Mance

Photograph of William Mance

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate William Mance, register number 13249. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Albert Ouellette

Photograph of Albert Ouellette

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Albert Oullette, register number 7823. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of Abner Davis

Photograph of Abner Davis

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Abner Davis, register number 12254. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile... more

John Grindstone, Inmate Number 1 and 3760, at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary

John Grindstone, Inmate Number 1 and 3760, at Leavenworth Federal Peni...

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the mug shot, of Leavenworth inmate John Grindstone. Grindstone was incarcerated twice, as Leavenworth Penitentiary Inmate Number 1 and Number 3760. Inmate File... more

Photograph of Ted Fraser

Photograph of Ted Fraser

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Ted Fraser, register number 13155. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile ... more

Photograph of Harry Richardson

Photograph of Harry Richardson

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Harry Richardson, register number 12273. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Douglass Lumpkins

Photograph of Douglass Lumpkins

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Douglass Lumpkins, register number 12267. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right p... more

Photograph of Harry Cahoon

Photograph of Harry Cahoon

Inmate File of Harry Cahoon

Photograph of Giovanni Lalla

Photograph of Giovanni Lalla

Inmate File of Giovanni Lalla

Photograph of Luther Bearskin

Photograph of Luther Bearskin

The first item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Luther Bearskin register number 7581. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right ... more

Photograph of Pasquale Ciccone

Photograph of Pasquale Ciccone

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Pasquale Ciccone register number 27662. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pro... more

Photograph of Wilbur Foshay

Photograph of Wilbur Foshay

Inmate File of Wilbur Foshay

Photograph of George Parham

Photograph of George Parham

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate George Parham, register number 12270. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more

Photograph of Dean New

Photograph of Dean New

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Dean New, register number 12269. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile fr... more

Photograph of R. A. Dorame

Photograph of R. A. Dorame

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate R. A. Dorame, register number 7958. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile... more

Photograph of Columbus Bruner

Photograph of Columbus Bruner

Inmate File of Columbus Bruner

Photograph of Walter Burkett

Photograph of Walter Burkett

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Walter Burkett, register number 12249. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of Lemeu Hawkins

Photograph of Lemeu Hawkins

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Lemeu Hawkins register number 39929. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profil... more

Photograph of Lloyd Barker

Photograph of Lloyd Barker

Inmate Lloyd Barker was also known as Lloyd Anderson. Inmate File of Lloyd Barker

Photograph of Ronald Charles Gray

Photograph of Ronald Charles Gray

Inmate File of Ronald Charles Gray

Photograph of Callie Glenn

Photograph of Callie Glenn

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Callie Glenn, register number 12257. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profil... more

Photograph of Isom Sweet

Photograph of Isom Sweet

Inmate File of Isom Sweet

Photograph of Stewart W. Philips

Photograph of Stewart W. Philips

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Stewart W. Philips, register number 12271. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right ... more

Photograph of David Belmont

Photograph of David Belmont

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate David Belmont, register number 6880. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profil... more

Photograph of Ben Gordon

Photograph of Ben Gordon

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Ben Gordon, register number 7732. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile f... more

Photograph of Robert Stratton

Photograph of Robert Stratton

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Robert Stratton, register number 7604. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of George Hobbs

Photograph of George Hobbs

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate George Hobbs, register number 12259. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profil... more

Photograph of Jessie Sullivan

Photograph of Jessie Sullivan

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Jessie Sullivan, register number 12275. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pro... more

Page Three Parole Transcript

Page Three Parole Transcript

Inmate File of Jacob Parson

Photograph of Wash Adams

Photograph of Wash Adams

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Wash Adams, register number 12243. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile ... more

Photograph of B.M. Burris

Photograph of B.M. Burris

Inmate File of B.M. Burris

Photograph of Kid Glass

Photograph of Kid Glass

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Kid Glass register number 2009. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile fro... more

Photograph of Joseph Wardlow

Photograph of Joseph Wardlow

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Joseph Wardlow, register number 12277. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of Pink Bruner

Photograph of Pink Bruner

Inmate File of Pink Bruner

Photograph of Lester F. Luverne

Photograph of Lester F. Luverne

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Lester F. Luverne, register number 7816. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Antoine Enos

Photograph of Antoine Enos

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Antoine Enosl, register number 7760. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profil... more

Photograph of G. C. Robertson

Photograph of G. C. Robertson

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate G. C. Robertson, register number 28957. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pro... more

Photograph of Elmer Lewis

Photograph of Elmer Lewis

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Elmer Lewis, register number 6850. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile ... more

Photograph of Bertran Guerra

Photograph of Bertran Guerra

Inmate File of Bertran Guerra

Photograph of Sherman V. Veteleer

Photograph of Sherman V. Veteleer

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Sherman V. Veteleer, register number 13250. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right... more

Photograph of Oscar Bjerke

Photograph of Oscar Bjerke

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Oscar Bjerke register number 44312. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile... more

Phorograph of Ramon Rocha

Phorograph of Ramon Rocha

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Ramon Rocha, register number 33499. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile... more

Photographof James Holt

Photographof James Holt

This item is a single photograph taken of James Holt in civilian clothes. It is a frontal view from the middle of the chest to the top of the head. Inmate File of James Holt

Photograph of Joseph Williams, Jr.

Photograph of Joseph Williams, Jr.

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Joseph Williams, Jr., register number 12278. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's righ... more

Photograph of Silvestre Lomas

Photograph of Silvestre Lomas

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Silvestre Lomas, register number 7964. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of John Geter

Photograph of John Geter

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmateJohn Geter, register number 13226. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile f... more

Photograph of O. D. Groom

Photograph of O. D. Groom

Inmate File of O. D. Groom

Photograph of Clarence Howard

Photograph of Clarence Howard

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Clarence Howard, register number 27743. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pro... more

Photograph of Allie C. Buttler

Photograph of Allie C. Buttler

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Allie C. Buttler, register number 12250. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pr... more

Photograph of Rubin Wallin

Photograph of Rubin Wallin

Inmate File of Rubin Wallin

Photograph of Jack C. Rhyne

Photograph of Jack C. Rhyne

Inmate File of Jack C. Rhyne

Photograph of Aldridge Hayden Gray

Photograph of Aldridge Hayden Gray

Inmate File of Aldridge Hayden Gray

Photograph of Charlie Beland

Photograph of Charlie Beland

Inmate File of Charlie Beland

Photograph of Harrison Capers

Photograph of Harrison Capers

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Harrison Capers, register number 12251. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pro... more

Photograph of Quiller Walker

Photograph of Quiller Walker

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Quiller Walker, register number 13233. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of Watkins J. Hicks

Photograph of Watkins J. Hicks

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Watkins J. Hicks, register number 2705. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right pro... more

Photograph of Edward Porter, Jr.

Photograph of Edward Porter, Jr.

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Edward Porter, Jr., register number 12241. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right ... more

Photograph of John Vomack

Photograph of John Vomack

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate John Vomack, register number 12972. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profile... more

Photograph of James Licavoli

Photograph of James Licavoli

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate James Licavoli, register number 32571. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right prof... more

Photograph of Simms Marshall

Photograph of Simms Marshall

This item is the prison photograph, also known as the "mug shot," of Leavenworth inmate Simms Marshall, register number 2707. The photograph is divided into two parts. One side captures the inmate's right profi... more