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Vintage Crime and Criminals Black Gangsters of the 1950s Mug Shots of New York Collection Jim Linderman









Real Black Gangsters, I guess. Criminals from the 1950s, but presumed innocent until proven otherwise. I'm not kidding one bit. Given attitudes, practices and institutional racism from 50 plus years ago, these sharp-dressers might have been just walking to work.

Striking Photographs, each near 8" x 10" and each handed back and forth from lawyers, prosecutors, file clerks and now collectors. Another reminder that the photograph used to be a physical object which developed surface, wear and form as it aged.


Group of Original Mug Shot Photographs, New York City 1949 - 1955 Collection Jim Linderman


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3 comments:

  1. Remarkable photos, thanks for posting!

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  2. I love your blogs. Between this and the Black pinup girls, you win.

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  3. Thanks MUCH. I appreciate the comments.
    Jim Linderman

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