We love vintage photography, and these mug shots are no exception. Unlike the institutional photographs of today, many times the suspect in custody would allowed to remain in their usual state of dress. We find mugshots where the subjects are wearing hats, jewelry, scarves and other personal touches that make them feel almost more like portraits instead of mug shots. We can’t stop looking at these incredible photographs! See for yourself.

Via/ National Archives
Via/ Flickr
Via/ Flickr
Via/ Flickr
Via/ Flickr
Arrested for stealing and then pawning a pair of boots, this was not her first arrest. Via/ Flickr
Via/ National Archives

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