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Jacquet. Hippolyte, Edouard. 49 ans, né le 15/3/45 à Paris Ille. Sellier-maroquinier. Anarchiste. 3/7/94.

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Jacquet. Hippolyte, Edouard. 49 ans, né le 15/3/45 à Paris Ille. Sellier-maroquinier. Anarchiste. 3/7/94.

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Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914) was a French criminologist and police officer who is best known for developing the system of criminal identification known as "Bertillonage." Bertillonage was based on the measurement of specific parts of the body, such as the head, hands, and ears. It was eventually replaced by other forms of identification, such as fingerprinting, which were considered to be more accurate and reliable.

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.

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