With the help of some great volunteers we're putting together this collection of modern/vintage mug shots. I'm trying to use clothing and props that fit the period (generally from 1860-1900 or so) and some of the postures and viewing angles that were used. After making the original plates I then have to digitally reproduce them in order to be able to show them on this site. While in photoshop I take the time to remove dust that had landed on the original while duplicating and I'll merge a pair of photos (facing and side view) into one. I also add, here and there, some written annotation that often appeared on early mugshots, usually dates or filing numbers.