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January 05, 2005

Mug shots

There is something profoundly disconcerting about these 1940s mugshots and, I suppose, the idea of having a collection of them. That said, I purchased a couple late 19th-century tintypes (ambrotypes, actually) because the people depicted in them were utterly enigmatic and seemed to cry out to have their stories told (via ***Dave). I love the idea of a blog dedicated to "Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, Antique Shops, Garage & Estate Sales, Collecting, Odd Finds, Swaps" but these ski-masks are just creepy.

And then... there are these photographs from the Arkansas State Prison 1915-1937.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 5, 2005 06:10 AM

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