Lot 323: (CRIME) A Canadian mugshot album entitled Foreign Photographs containing approximately 1,470 photographs compiled by the Victoria Polic

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October 25, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: (CRIME)
A Canadian mugshot album entitled Foreign Photographs containing approximately 1,470 photographs compiled by the Victoria Police Station, British Columbia.
With arrestees from China, the United States, England, Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Russia, Austria, Newfoundland, Australia, Norway, France, Jordan, Germany, Romania, India, Jamaica, Hungary, Denmark, Holland, etc., including women and minors. Booking records include Name, Alias, Nativity, Age, Height, Weight, Complexion, Hair, Eyes, Occupation, Crime, Date of Arrest, and Place. Silver prints, the images measuring 4x1 1/2 to 4 1/2x2 3/4 inches (10.2x3.8 to 11.4x7 cm.), generally there are 12 diptychs per page; 110 have been removed. Thick elephant cloth folio measuring 21x18x5 inches (53.3x45.7x12.7 cm.), 1/4 morocco, with a calligraphic title, covers soiled and worn; contents in very good condition. 1913-25
Notes: This oversized album features an array of fascinating arrest entries: Supplying Liquor to Indians; Chicken Thief; Wife Desertion; Pimping; Carnal Knowledge; Sodomy; Seduction; Buggery; Bigamy; Abortion; Rape; Gross Indecency; Obscene Pictures; Keep Disorderly House; Deserter; Frequenter of Bawdy House; Failed to Report to Military Service; Attempted Suicide; Hophead; Possession of Cocaine; Possession of Opium; Auto Theft; Card Shark; Possession of Liquor; Bribery; False Pretenses; Keeper Gambling House; Cutting and Wounding; Grand Larceny; Threat To Kill; Obscene Language; Posession of Stolen Goods; Fraud; Robbing with Violence; Worthless Checks; Passing Forged Checks; Murder and Manslaughter.

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