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13 Old-Timey Mugshots That Might Be Hotter Than The Hot Felon

Disclaimer: Not a fan of criminals, just into good lighting and the working of angles.

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1. William "Blackie" Zupkoski

Blackie was known as the "Toughest Man in Philadelphia," robbed over 40 banks and stabbed an inmate to death. I am scared, but intrigued.
Eastern State Penitentary / Via theodysseyonline.com

Blackie was known as the "Toughest Man in Philadelphia," robbed over 40 banks and stabbed an inmate to death. I am scared, but intrigued.

2. Charles Burns

Does this miner, arrested on false pretenses, look like Justin Timberlake to anyone else?
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums / Via Flickr: twm_news

Does this miner, arrested on false pretenses, look like Justin Timberlake to anyone else?

3. Leonard Barton

Leonard was an all-around bad dude. But he also looks like he could be some teen's tortured vampire boyfriend, so.
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Criminal History Files, Minnesota Historical Society / Via www2.mnhs.org

Leonard was an all-around bad dude. But he also looks like he could be some teen's tortured vampire boyfriend, so.

4. Howard Davelman

Howard had two aliases and one of them was "Little Davey," so you know he was trouble. Still, it is rare to find such a well-groomed man in the depths of a mugshot collection. Four for you, Howard!
Burton Turkus Papers, Special Collections, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY / Via dc.lib.jjay.cuny.edu

Howard had two aliases and one of them was "Little Davey," so you know he was trouble. Still, it is rare to find such a well-groomed man in the depths of a mugshot collection. Four for you, Howard!

5. Abraham "Pretty" Levine

Hats off, mysterious man with dreamy eyes. I hope you didn't do anything super bad — I'm not trying to glorify monsters.
Burton Turkus Papers, Special Collections, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY / Via dc.lib.jjay.cuny.edu

Hats off, mysterious man with dreamy eyes. I hope you didn't do anything super bad — I'm not trying to glorify monsters.

6. James Richley

Thankful James was arrested for stealing trivets because we get this lovely photo (I am pretending his beard isn't there) AND I now know what a trivet is.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums / Via Flickr: twm_news

Thankful James was arrested for stealing trivets because we get this lovely photo (I am pretending his beard isn't there) AND I now know what a trivet is.

7. John Dodgson

I know what you're going to say, but the eyebrows are having a moment and I think we should embrace that fully, or call ourselves dirty hypocrites in the process. Also he is selling that hat in the first pic.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums / Via Flickr: twm_news

I know what you're going to say, but the eyebrows are having a moment and I think we should embrace that fully, or call ourselves dirty hypocrites in the process. Also he is selling that hat in the first pic.

8. James O'Kasick

Don't read up on James's story because it's incredibly sad. Instead, stare at his mugshot, which could easily be confused for a high-concept perfume ad or something.
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Criminal History Files, Minnesota Historical Society / Via www2.mnhs.org

Don't read up on James's story because it's incredibly sad. Instead, stare at his mugshot, which could easily be confused for a high-concept perfume ad or something.

9. Thomas Orange

The hair is laid; the cheeks, contoured. Amen.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums / Via Flickr: twm_news

The hair is laid; the cheeks, contoured. Amen.

10. Sam Ferber

I have no idea what young Sam did to land himself in trouble with the fuzz, but look at those sad eyes!
Burton Turkus Papers, Special Collections, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY / Via dc.lib.jjay.cuny.edu

I have no idea what young Sam did to land himself in trouble with the fuzz, but look at those sad eyes!

11. Jack Migden

This is another one that's probably more about the hair than the actual man, who went by the alias "Cuppy."
Burton Turkus Papers, Special Collections, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY / Via dc.lib.jjay.cuny.edu

This is another one that's probably more about the hair than the actual man, who went by the alias "Cuppy."

12. John Gallagher

He looks like twelve different British actors y'all love, but without an eye, so he made the list.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums / Via Flickr: twm_news

He looks like twelve different British actors y'all love, but without an eye, so he made the list.

13. Michael Lavery

Last but not least: I’m in love with this older gentleman. He looks so damn pleased to be there.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums / Via Flickr: twm_news

Last but not least: I’m in love with this older gentleman. He looks so damn pleased to be there.

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