November 9, 2013

Petit Criminels Entre Nous: Francois Bertillon

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François Bertillon, 23 months.
Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket
Date: October 17, 1893

19th century Parisian police officer and anthropometrist Alphonse Bertillon is the father of the mug shot. And of the youngest perp, François Bertillon pictured here after his arrest.

Alphonse Bertillon [wikipedia]
François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket [moma.org via @kurtandersen]

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