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Daniel Buck
Re: Change of Subject, again - mugshots
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:46am

Mugshot practices varied, and side views in my recollection were more common with more organized agencies, such as large, more established prisons. Also, mugshot cards typically only had one image, the
front view.

Logan was a special case; he made mugshotting difficult. In the 1897 Deadwood photo, taken as he sat in jail, here,
he's looking down, making it less than useful for identification purposes. While under custody in Knoxville, Logan refused to sit still for a photo and the authorities resorted to a sketch artist.

I've seen one or two mugshots where the authorities are holding a suspect's head upright & still for the photograph.

The two best images of Logan are John Swartz's Fort Worth portrait and a photo of Logan with Annie Rogers, which dates to Denver December 1900. See Mark Smokov (2012), pp. 171-73. Dan

  • Change of Subject, again - mugshotsJuha, Tue Jan 30 12:44am
    Seems to me often but perhaps not always also the profile mugshot was taken of the convict, Harry Tracy comes to mind. Is it so that if one was taken of Butch it's never been found? Were any... more
    • Re: Change of Subject, again - mugshots — Daniel Buck, Tue Jan 30 5:46am
    • Re: Change of Subject, again - mugshotsVince Garcia, Tue Jan 30 3:29am
      No one ever took a profile shot for Butch or logan. Not everyone did take a profile shot of criminals. Logan's Deadwood photo is a good example--no thought of doing his profile. The frontal photo was ... more
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