Mug shot: Mag Murphy

Goldie Williams, alias Mag Murphy Arrested January 29, 1898 Omaha, Nebraska Murphy was arrested for vagrancy, her height was listed as 5 feet tall, her weight 110 lbs. She reported her home to be Chicago, IL and her occupation as prostitute. On a personal note, this is possibly my favorite mugshot ever.

Vintage mugshot: a thief and bigamist

December 30, 1922 New South Wales, Australia Adeline Alice Cooke has her mugshot taken At just 24, Cooke had a list of arrests including theft and bigamy, a collection of aliases, and at least 2 husbands. She was known to be attractive with even the police noting she was "rather good looking." Photo source: Sydney…

Bettie Page’s mug shot

October 28, 1972 Hialeah, Florida  Pinup icon Bettie Page is arrested for punching and verbally assaulting her ex-husband According to The Bettie Page Companion, Page was placed in a mental health hospital for 6 months following her arrest, most of which was under suicide watch. Her ex-husband would visit her regularly and told her when…