15 Fascinating Mugshots Of Criminals From Nebraska during the Late 19th Century

Photography revolutionized crime investigations. Beginning in the mid 1800s, police photographed the faces of known criminals. Called “mug shots” (after the British slang word “mug” meaning “face”) these images replaced drawings and descriptions on wanted posters. Scientists even studied mug shots to see if physical traits could predict criminal behavior. The Nebraska State Penitentiary usedContinue reading “15 Fascinating Mugshots Of Criminals From Nebraska during the Late 19th Century”