A New Online Collection of Old New Orleans’ Criminal Past
May 1st, 2019
The Library’s Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections Department houses a unique collection of mugshots and Bertillon cards from the New Orleans Police Department’s early records, dating from as early as 1895. The crimes represented in this collection are considered petty and are recorded as “criminal occupations.” These include burglar, sneak thief, confidence (con-man), suspicious person, pick pocket, prostitute, and forger, among many others.
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What qualities, experience, and background are important to you in the Library’s next Executive Director? Let us know by attending one of the Executive Director Community Input Sessions.
Wednesday, July 24 from 6pm - 7:45pm
Main Library | 219 Loyola Avenue
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