The Collective Picture

Vintage Photography Redefined

admin On July - 14 - 2009

This is a collection of photographs from prison archives, because these images have been preserved along with their index cards detailed information about each prisoner is accessible such as previous criminal history, current charge and sentence. Even beyond their criminal activity these documents give such personal information as occupation and place of residence, information that does not usually accompany archive photos, leaving us with many nameless portraits from this time period. For this post I have placed the image first followed by the attached document that gives more information about the inmate. These are all documents from the Atlanta penitentiary system preserved and digitized by the U.S. National Archives.asias willis inmate Inmate Image.portraitsasias willis inmate info Inmate Image.portraits

Photograph of Asias Willis Affixed to Bertillon Measurement Card. ARC Identifier 646365david cooperstein inmate Inmate Image.portraitsdavid cooperstein inmate info Inmate Image.portraits

Photograph of Henry David Louis Cooperstein Affixed to Bertillon Measurement Card: ARC Identifier 646380joe fleming inmate Inmate Image.portraitsjoe fleming inmate info Inmate Image.portraits

Photograph of Joe Fleming Affixed to Bertillon Measurement Card. ARC Identifier 646379john welshouse inmate Inmate Image.portraitsjohn welshouse inmate info Inmate Image.portraits

Photograph of John Welshouse Affixed to Bertillon Measurement Card. ARC Identifier 646350julian hawthorne inmate Inmate Image.portraitsjulian hawthorne inmate info Inmate Image.portraits

Photograph of Julian Hawthorne Affixed to Bertillon Measurement Card. ARC Identifier 646348trotter mitchell inmate Inmate Image.portraitstrotter mitchell inmate info Inmate Image.portraits

Photograph of Trotter Mitchell Affixed to Bertillon Measurement Card: ARC Identifier 646337

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