About me

My name is Shayne Davidson. I was trained as an artist and medical illustrator. I’m fascinated by vintage photography, particularly mugshots, along with genealogy and crime history. I try to combine these interests with my enthusiasm for digging around in old newspapers and archives. My goal is to tell you a true story in an interesting way and pack it with plenty of pictures.

The photos on the blog are from my own collection or from archival collections. The stories are based on my research. All the stories you’ll read on my blog are sourced but this isn’t an academic study so I don’t list them here. If you have a burning desire to see some footnotes, please get in touch.

If I’ve written about a family member of yours I’d be happy to hear from you and give you whatever information I’ve found about them.

Please don’t ask me to research mug shots for you. This is not something I do. There are plenty of genealogists out there who’d be happy to help you with that, but they will expect to be paid for their work.

My book about the first police rogues’ gallery in America, published by the Missouri History Museum Press, is available as an eBook.

I hope you enjoy reading the blog as much as I enjoy writing it!

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