Series in progress : Mug shots from 1919-1938

The Accused

A series of portraits of men and women arrested in San Francisco in the early twentieth century. Based on original black and white photographs from the San Francisco Police Dept. Records, archived at the SF Public Library, and discovered in mugbooks titled “Prostitution” and “Muzzlers” – slang for sex crimes. Each individual’s name and alleged violation is burned into the side of the panels.

All oil on panel, 30 x 30 x 4 cm, 2016/2017.

Carl700Carl Shogren, 20, 1920.
Carl2700Carl Shogren, 20, 1920.
Geli700Geli Madeline, 34, 1919.
Geli700Geli Madeline, 34, 1919.
Herbold700Albert F. Herbold, 39, 1931.
Herbold700Albert F. Herbold, 39, 1931.
William700William Williams, 1919.
William2_700William Williams 1919.
Grace_700b
Grace McIntyre, 31, 1938.
Grace2_700bGrace McIntyre, 31, 1938.
William Smith, 1919.
BSmith2_700William Smith, 1919.
Gladys_700bGladys Hennessey, 42, 1938.
Gladys2_700bGladys Hennessey, 42, 1938.
Sherlow2_700Frederick C. Sherlow, 27, 1934.
Sherlow700Frederick C. Sherlow, 27, 1934.
Wells2_700Carolynn Wells, 23, 1938.
Wells700Carolynn Wells, 23, 1938.
Babeco700Chris Babeco, 32, 1921.
Babeco2_700Chris Babeco, 32, 1921.
Sarah2_700Sarah Alexander, 21, 1938.
Sarah Alexander, 21, 1938.
Henry700Henry Friedrichs, 55, 1931.
Henry2_700Henry Friedrichs, 55, 1931.
Della700Della Bohland, actress, 1919.
Della2_700Della Bohland, actress, 1919.
Kane700Harry Kane, 52, 1921.
Kane2_700Harry Kane, 52, 1921.
Connie700Connie Woods, 23, 1919.
Connie2_700Connie Woods, 23, 1919.
Alfred700Alfred Jolliffe, 28, 1932.
Alfred2_700Alfred Jolliffe, 28, 1932.
Babe Russell, a dancer, 1919.
Babe2_700Babe Russell, a dancer, 1919.
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