18 Amazing Mugshots of Men and Women From Sacramento during the Early 20th Century

Murder and mayhem have long fascinated photographers and film aficionados, and are also inextricably linked with collectors of vernacular photography. But, how did the mugshot become a fine-art collectible? For New York-based collector and curator Mark Michaelson the answer is personal. In an interview with the New York Daily News he noted, “I’m looking for photos that move me for whatever reason. From things that are terribly funny to things that are terribly tragic.”

(Photos via Mark Michaelson)

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