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Alphonse Bertillon’s Synoptic Table of Physiognomic Traits (ca. 1909)

Adam Green - October 10, 2017 in Alphonse Bertillon, archive, Bertillonage, biopower, criminals, faces, filing, fingerprinting, fingerprints, foucault, identification, modern sublime, police

Cheat sheet to help police clerks put into practice Bertillon's method for classifying and archiving the images of repeat offenders.

Alphonse Bertillon’s Synoptic Table of Physiognomic Traits (ca. 1909)

Adam Green - October 10, 2017 in Alphonse Bertillon, archive, Bertillonage, biopower, criminals, faces, filing, fingerprinting, fingerprints, foucault, identification, modern sublime, police

Cheat sheet to help police clerks put into practice Bertillon's method for classifying and archiving the images of repeat offenders.

Barnard’s Universal Criminal Cipher Code (1895)

Adam Green - September 6, 2016 in cipher, code, encryption, police

A book of codes to help disguise internal police telegrams in what amounted to some kind of 19th-century version of the encrypted email.

Barnard’s Universal Criminal Cipher Code (1895)

Adam Green - September 6, 2016 in cipher, code, encryption, police

A book of codes to help disguise internal police telegrams in what amounted to some kind of 19th-century version of the encrypted email.