Captured and Exposed-the book!

I’m very pleased to announce the publication of my book, Captured and Exposed: The First Police Rogues’ Gallery in America by the Missouri History Museum Press. The book is $9.99 and is available for iBook or Kindle.

Captured and Exposed is about is the first ever police photographs of criminals and suspects, taken between 1857-1867 in St. Louis, Missouri. Amazingly the photos have survived and are in the collection of the Missouri History Museum. There are high-resolution copies of the 191 ambrotypes and tintypes in the book. The book covers the history of early police mugshot photograph collections, called rogues’ galleries. Every large police department had a rogues’ gallery by the 1860s. There is background information on some of the people who were photographed for the St. Louis Rogues’ Gallery.