1,500 Vintage Mugshots Goes for $10K at Auction

Got old photo albums laying around collecting dust at home? Who knows, they might be worth a fortune!

Would you pay $10,000 for a photobook of mugshots? Apparently, someone would as Swann Galleries recently sold one in New York. This isn’t any simple collection of mugshots, however. Each photograph is paired with a hand-written description that includes the suspect’s name, their place of origin, their current location, the crime they were accused of, their age, some identifying characteristics and a date.

It’s a historically important piece, something that’s rife with interesting stories. If you were given the chance, would you consider buying this collection? Let us know in the comments!

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written by cruzron on 2013-11-17 in #lifestyle #videos #vintage #analogue #film #auction #photos

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