31 Amazing Photographs from vintage Police records

31 Amazing Photographs from vintage Police records

It’s interesting how some photographs that were taken for purely practical reasons somehow become artistic as well as historical statements. It doesn’t get a lot more practical than Police forensic photos. These were taken, and still are, at every crime scene or accident in order to provide specific details of how it happened. Over the years though, with a lot of things changing in every aspect of daily life, these photos have become visual references of a time most of us can only imagine or see glimpses of in movie reproductions. Besides that, some of them are as interesting as they are graphic. Some of the mug shots from the early “20s and “30s look like carefully staged artistic portraits.

Keep in mind, some of them may not be suitable for viewing by the more sensitive readers.

  1. A fire at a shop front in Sydney, about 1937.

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  1. Car accident near Sydney Harbor Bridge, June 11 ,1947

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  1. Gangster ( center) and detective ( right), early 1930s

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  1. Mug shot, cca. 1920s

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  1. Pickpocket demonstration

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  1. Crime scene, late 1930s

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  1. Wondering child, cca. 1920s

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  1. Scene of attempted suicide, 1948.

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  1. Illegal abortion facility, late 1930s

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  1. Mug shot, late 1920s

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  1. Illegal ticket sellers on a street,1948

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  1. Car accident, 1940

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  1. Fatality from collapsed wall, 1926

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  1. Sabotage kit, 1919

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  1. A group of criminals ,1921

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  1. Dead body, cca 1930. Probably someone who fell of a building. The bottle next to him is cough syrup.

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  1. The bar where the boxer William “Bobby” John Lee was murdered, 1951

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  1. A collision between a tram and a coal truck, 1940s.

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  1. Self-defense demonstration, 1930s

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  1. Mug shot, 1930s

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  1. Missing persons photo, 1929

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  1. Robbery, Los Angeles, early 1950s

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  1. Breaking and entering, late 1930s

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  1. Masked civilians and detectives, 1933

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  1. Men connected to a Motor accident, 1940s

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  1. Car Crash, 1940

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  1. Mug shot of De Gracy and Edward Dalton, around 1920.

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  1. Mug shot of man refusing to open his eyes,1928

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  1. Crime scene, 1950

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  1. Homicide scene in a restaurant, 1916

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  1. Threats written on C.O Petterson’s house in Staten Island, 1915

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