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February 5

Police Photographs

These photos from the San Diego Police Department were taken in 1938.
The Booking Number starts with the letter "N" indicating that all these people were arrested for some kind of Narcotic Offense.
Each photo has the charges written on them. These include Narcotic or Marijuana Peddler or Smuggler and Addict,
but also Deserter, Burglar, Shoplifter, Forger, Prostitute, Card Shark, Prescription Forger, Thief, Pervert, Pimp, Robber, etc.

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David Sands16-Feb-2014 13:59
"card shark" thats a worth rap to take. Nice. V
Don Mottershead09-Feb-2014 23:33
Guilty until proven innocent I guess.
Ton T.08-Feb-2014 17:01
Very interesting! And not only men! V+
Julie Oldfield07-Feb-2014 02:13
Really interesting. Very similar to today.
Frank Brault06-Feb-2014 23:17
A fantastic find! Very interesting. V
carabias06-Feb-2014 15:37
A very interesting documentary photography, yes.They were hard times, premonitory of what happened shortly after! Very excellent photography, Walter. V
Jim Coffman06-Feb-2014 15:11
Sure glad my portrait isn't up there!!
laine06-Feb-2014 11:27
And 70 plus years later nothing has changed...
Margot W06-Feb-2014 11:22
And a story to go with each one. How interesting.
Kim06-Feb-2014 11:04
Great historic document, well photographed! V
NoŽl06-Feb-2014 09:39
Very interesting Walter. times don't change much! v
Renť Gysi06-Feb-2014 08:48
Interesting and fascinating document. Great find and image, Walter. V
Gerard Koehl06-Feb-2014 07:35
Superbe document. V
Hubert Steed06-Feb-2014 07:14
Fascinating subject & photo document. No white collar crime rogues gallery or murderers mentioned here, mostly underclass offenders for relatively minor offenses? Are the questions about racial, ethnic, employment history, family, economic & educational backgrounds then & now much different??? It's an interesting sociological study. Thank you for sharing this image. V!
joseantonio06-Feb-2014 05:02
Amazing document from old times.V.-
Will Hoskins06-Feb-2014 04:04
Great find, Walter. Pervert - that covers a lot of territory. V
Neil Marcus06-Feb-2014 03:59
Thanks for the background. A good find and well documented
globalgadabout06-Feb-2014 03:33
what a rogue's gallery...racial breakdown seems fairer back then...more recently a disproportionate number of black Afro-Americans have seemed most likely to be incarcerated..
Raymond Ma06-Feb-2014 03:26
This makes for a most interesting image Walter! V
coaster06-Feb-2014 03:08
Great find and image.
LynnH06-Feb-2014 03:07
Some things never change. Very interesting.
Carl Carbone06-Feb-2014 02:44
Interesting subject!
Mister Pickles06-Feb-2014 02:37
Mugshots of something. Interesting.
Neil Marcus06-Feb-2014 02:35
How about a little background for this interesting image. Where...what..
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