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The real Butch Cassidy

The real Butch Cassidy

The real Butch Cassidy (looking nothing like Paul Newman) photographed in 1894 in a mug shot from Wyoming Territorial Prison

The many hats of 1920s criminals

The many hats of 1920s criminals

I found these photos of 1920s criminals absolutely fascinating, partly because I think mug-shots make for really interesting candid photographs,

Al Capone’s mug shot

Al Capone’s mug shot

A mug shot of American gangster Al  Capone taken in June 1931. He spent 11 years in Alcatraz for tax

Mug shot of Elvis, 1970

Mug shot of Elvis, 1970

Mug shot of Elvis taken in 1970 when he went to visit President Nixon at the White House. You can

Watching the Apollo launches

Watching the Apollo launches

These are photos of the crowds and spectators of the Apollo launches in 1969, which include Apollo 10, 11 and

Hoisting the Elephant

Hoisting the Elephant

They are photos taken by an unknown photographer of a circus in the early 1930s. Thanks to the Tyne &

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