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PROPERTY OF THE NEWPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT: Wanted and Unwanted Persons [Cover Title]

[Photography]: [Vernacular]: [Crime]: [Mugshots]

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(Newport, Oregon): [ca. 1930s-1940s]. Oblong 4to. ledger. 3/4 leather over red cloth. 8î x 10.25î approx. Multiple ink-stamps of E. E. Chambers to front cover. Containing 65 mugshots, most 3î x 5î, with a few snapshot and one 8î x 10î enlargement. Most with crimes and personal details typed or printed to versos. Also: four crime scene photos of evidence (fingerprints, footprints, etc.) as well as several related newspaper clippings. [26pp.] mounted both recto and verso to thirteen leaves (with remainder of ledger blank). Most images loosely mounted in photo corners. Some with additional annotation below. A number of leaves at front of ledger removed. One or two images apparently perished, else remarkably complete. Many with old tape residue to a number of photos, but largely unobtrusive. Binding shaken but sound. Very good overall. (Item ID: 15272)

A excellent example of a quintessentially American vernacular form: the mugshot. Compiled by the police chief of Newport, Oregon, this homemade assemblage ó likely for station or precinct reference ó gathers both male and female offenders (mostly escapees) from throughout the Pacific Northwest: rapists, burglars, murderers, "joy-riders," check-bouncers, forgers, car thieves, armed robbers, and other various scoundrels. But also many more poignant entries: an amnesia victim ("Seems to know a lot about precious metals"), the 20-year-old runaway from multiple boys homes with a scar running the entire length of his cheek, a Bonnie and Clyde-ish couple. An arresting (sorry) collection of folk portraiture.


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