1916 NEVADA POLICE FILE CARD MUG SHOT MILKER SWISS

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  • Sold Date: Feb 24, 2007
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FASCINATING VINTAGE ORIGINAL BUREAU OF IDENTIFICATION CARD FROM THE NEVADA STATE POLICE SENT TO SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPT CARD HAS AN ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH CRIMINAL NAME: JOE MARAZZI ALIAS: JOE BARBER COLOR: LISTED AS WHITE NATIVITY: LISTED AS SWITZERLAND CRIME: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE OCCUPATION: MILKER DAIRYMAN SENTENCE 1 TO 15 YEARS I PURCHASED A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL POLICE FILE CARDS THAT CAME FROM A 90+ YEAR OLD MAN. THESE HAVE BEEN STORED AWAY CAREFULLY FOR OVER 50 YEARS IN A DRY PLACE. ALL CAME FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT BUT A FEW ORIGINATED IN OTHER CITIES LIKE BERKELEY AND OAKLAND AND WERE SENT TO SF. THE SUBJECTS WERE PHOTOGRAPHED AND INFORMATION WAS HAND WRITTEN OR TYPED ON EACH CARD. THESE ARE FROM BEFORE THE TIME THAT FINGER PRINTING BECAME STANDARD. THE SYSTEM USED (THE BERTOLLIN SYSTEM) INVOLVED MAKING SPECIFIC BODY MEASUREMENTS. A NUMBER OF DIMENSIONS WERE RECORDED FOR THE HEAD,LEGS, AND ARMS. THESE WERE FELT TO BE UNIQUE TO EACH INDIVIDUAL AND THE DATA WAS RECORDED ON THESE POLICE FILE CARDS TO CONFIRM A SUSPECT'S IDENTITY.DESCRIPTIONS OFTEN INCLUDE TATOOS. THE CRIMINALS ARE CHARGED WITH CRIMES SUCH AS: MURDER, PIMPING, BURGLARY, EXPOSURE,LEWD CONDUCT, PRISON ESCAPE, LARCENY, SHOPLIFTING, COUNTERFEITING, SAFE BLOWING,CRIMES OF NATURE, SODOMY,RAPE, AND FORGERY MANY CARDS LIST PREVIOUS PRISONS LIKE FOLSOM PRISON OR SAN QUENTIN CARDS MEASURE APPROX. : 5 1/ ... read more