Historic Nebraska Mugshots

 

Frank Dinsmore Mugshot

 

Doing Hard Time: Historic Nebraska Mug Shots

A Mug Shot Photography revolutionized crime investigations. Beginning in the mid 1800s, police photographed the faces of known criminals. Called "mug shots" (after the British slang word "mug" meaning "face") these images replaced drawings and descriptions on wanted posters. Scientists even studied mug shots to see if physical traits could predict criminal behavior.

 

The Nebraska State Penitentiary used photography beginning in 1867 to record the likeness of the state's most infamous residents. The Omaha police photographed suspects when arrested. Whether the people depicted were guilty or innocent, behind every photograph is a human story. This glimpse back at some of the thousands of photographs in the Nebraska State Penitentiary and Omaha Police Court Collections at the Nebraska State Historical Society and their accompanying tales offer insights into how earlier Nebraskans ran afoul of the law, and how some attitudes about crime and punishment may have changed.

Mrs. H. C. Adams

#663
Blackmail
Omaha Police Court
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Mrs. H. C. Adams Mugshot, Mrs. H. C. Adams Mugshot Report

Charles Martin

#238
Safe blowing and burglary
Omaha Police Court
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Martin Charles Mugshot, Martin Charles Mugshot Report

Minnie Bradley

#1015
Larceny from a person
Omaha Police Court
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Minnie Bradley Mugshot, Minnie Bradley Mugshot Report

Alberto Interciago

#6262
Assault to wound
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Alberto Interciago Mugshot, Alberto Interciago Mugshot

James Pappas

#8927
Arson
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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James Pappas Mugshot, James Pappas Mugshot Report with Fingerprints

Mattie Brown

#7213
Larceny from a person
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Mattie Brown Mugshot, Mattie Brown Mugshot

Albert Johnson

#907
Grand larceny
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Albert Johnson Mugshot, Albert Johnson Mugshot

George Ray

#3566
Manslaughter
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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George Ray Mugshot

Frank Carter, "Omaha Sniper"

#9277
Murder, 1st degree
Nebraska State Penitentiary
Frank Carter Mugshot, Frank Carter Mugshot Report

William Lee

#7516
Bootlegging
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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William Lee Mugshot, William Lee Mugshot

John Reid

#4747
Manslaughter
Nebraska State Prison
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John Reid Mugshot

Herbert Cockran

#595
Burglary
Omaha Police Court
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Herbert Cockran Mugshot, Herbert Cockran Mugshot Report

George Leonard

#923
Burglary
Omaha Police Court
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George Leonard Mugshot

F. P. Robinson

#846
Fraud
Omaha Police Court
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F.P. Robinson Mugshot, F.P. Robinson Mugshot Report

Jennie Lester

#6270
Enticing to illicit intercourse
Nebraska State Prison
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Jennie Lester Mugshot, Jennie Lester Mugshot

Mary Shannon

#8783
Mayhem
Nebraska State Prison
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Mary Shannon Mugshot

James Collins

#109
Burglary
Omaha Police Court
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James Collins Mugshot

Nora Courier

#824
Horse stealing
Omaha Police Court
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Nora Courier Mugshot

Bertha Liebbeke

#5693
Grand larceny
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Bertha Liebbeke Mugshot, Bertha Liebbeke Mugshot Report

Stephen Shock

#6970
Grand Larceny
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Stephen Shock Mugshot, Stephen Shock Mugshot

Frank Dinsmore

#3741
Murder, life
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Frank Dinsmore Mugshot, Frank Dinsmore Mugshot

Jim Ling

#276
Keeping an opium joint
Omaha Police Court
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Jim Ling Mugshot, Jim Ling Mugshot Report

Jake Vohland

#11408
Chicken theft
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Jake Vohland Mugshot, Jake Vohland Mugshot

Ruby Fox

#8297
Escaping from custody
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Ruby Fox Mugshot, Ruby Fox Mugshot

Myrtle Hetrick

#8298
Escaping from custody
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Myrtle Hetrick Mugshot, Myrtle Hetrick Mugshot

Lola Lopez

#8319
Manslaughter
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Lola Lopez Mugshot, Lola Lopez Mugshot

James White Water

#84
Manslaughter
Nebraska State Prison
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James White Water Mugshot, James White Water Mugshot Report

Amos Holloman

#11191, #12838, #15252
Nebraska State Prison
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Amos Holloman Mugshot, Amos Holloman Mugshot

Alv Lytle

#10360
Bank Robbery
Nebraska State Prison
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Alv Lytle Mugshot, Alv Lytle Mugshot

Thomas Whitney

#203
Obtaining money under false pretenses
Omaha Police Court
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Thomas Whitney Mugshot, Thomas Whitney Mugshot

Bert Martin

#3656
Horse Theft
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Bert Martin Mugshot

Goldie Williams

#228
Vagrancy
Omaha Police Court
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Goldie Williams Mugshot

Nannie Hutchinson

#4312
Murder, 2nd degree
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Nannie Hutchinson Mugshot, Charles Hutchinson Mugshot

Charles Hutchinson

#4311
Murder, 2nd degree
Nebraska State Penitentiary
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Charles Hutchinson Mugshot, Nannie Hutchinson Mugshot

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