J. B. Black, Forger 1902

Taken at Police Dept, Cincinnati, Ohio USA on .

J.B. Black, who was arrested for forgery ("bogus checks")- his mug shot. In the early 1900's, it was common for those who were arrested to be held by the police while being photographed. (Black is being forcefully held by his hair.)

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Photoprint by the Cincinnati Police Dept.

Kathy Pinna It looks like he's dead but he isn't!
Jan 20, 2012 · Reply
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