Tag: black and white

Apr 18, 2012

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

25 Vintage Police Record Photographs

The Historic Houses Trust in Australia has a forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum which contains an estimated 130,000 images created by the New South Wales Police between 1910 and 1960. The Sifter has already featured a vintage collection of mugshots from this archive of both male and female criminals. Below…

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Mar 19, 2012

Portraits of Native Americans from the Early 1900s

Portraits of Native Americans from the Early 1900s

The Edward S. Curtis Collection offers a unique glimpse into Curtis’s work with indigenous cultures. The more than 2,400 silver-gelatin photographic prints were acquired by the Library of Congress through copyright deposit from about 1900 through 1930. About two-thirds (1,608) of these images were not published in Curtis’s multi-volume work, The North American…

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Feb 28, 2012

Ansel Adams Captures Life on a Japanese Internment Camp

Ansel Adams Captures Life on a Japanese Internment Camp

Photograph by Ansel Adams via The Library of Congress Manzanar (which means ‘apple orchard’ in Spanish), is the site of one of ten camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in California’s Owens Valley between the towns of Lone Pine…

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Nov 28, 2011

Rare Photos of Egypt from the 1870s

Rare Photos of Egypt from the 1870s

Sphinx & Pyramids of Chefren and Mankaura, Giza – Photograph via NYPL Digital Gallery The New York Public Library has shared an incredible gallery of over 9,000 photographs and illustrations of the Middle East from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. These include, books, albums and archival compilations. Monuments…

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Sep 6, 2011

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

Femme Fatales: 35 Vintage Female Mug Shots

These intriguing shots were taken at the turn of the 20th century in New South Wales, Australia. These women were photographed right after their respective charges were levied on them, their crimes can be found underneath each mug shot.

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May 31, 2011

Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s

Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s

William Stanley Moore – Photograph by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum The Sifter recently stumbled upon an incredible collection of vintage mugshots housed by the Historic Houses Trust. Many of these intriguing photographs are also accompanied by a description of the person and the crime(s) they have committed. For example, the image…

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