Where did the “mug shot” begin??

think about all the mug shot photos of every criminal and you cant help but think when did it all begin. well we need to look back a fair few years ago to the late 19th century when a chap called Alphonse Bertillion standardised the so called “mug shot” photography  it was invented in the early 19th century shortly after photographs of criminals began. the mug shot is a very important photograph in terms of perception. when looking at a mug shot you cannot help but cast aspersions on the person in the image.


Alphonse Bertillion mug shot self portrait , 22.04.1853

automatically you look at the person and have a judgement on what this person may have done obviously this was the gentlemen who invented the mugshot as we well know.