Booked

Nibbling Pears from a Basket

Alphonse Bertillon was a French policeman and researcher who standardized the modern mug shot. This photograph, of a whimsical nature, is of his son, François Bertillon, who at the age of 23 months was caught nibbling pears from a basket and “booked” by his father.

My thanks for the history to the Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things.

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