1930s/1940s: Los Angeles Women’s Mug Shots Chris January 18, 2012 1930-1939, People 15 CommentsFavourited 2210 times Add to favourites 15 Responses garconniere January 18, 2012 i saw these on tumblr back in december, and find them more sad than anything else… if only we could find out more about them as people, not just for the crimes they were accused of. Reply melissa January 18, 2012 wow. so it was a crime to be a lesbian? ridiculous and insane. times have definitely changed. Reply MissMotie March 14, 2014 Not really….people are still being put to death for being gay. Times have not changed enough. Perhaps in 50 years it will be different… Reply Canaduck January 19, 2012 Agreed, these are pretty depressing! Reply MikeP.Nash January 24, 2012 Not so much the good old days. So much for looking back into the past with ‘Rose tinted spectacles’ when they were locking up lesbians! Reply Carol March 17, 2012 What is a badger game? Reply larry March 25, 2012 The badger game is an extortion scheme, often perpetrated on married men, in which the victim or “mark” is tricked into a compromising position to make him vulnerable to blackmail. (source: Wikipedia so it mst be true) Reply Kaitlyn May 16, 2012 Heh, those were the days…when being a lesbian and a ‘mental case’ was cause to lend you a mug-shot…. Reply vic leeds June 28, 2012 Hi Your set of women’s mugshots – they belong to and come from a book by the author Katherine Dunn, who was also responsible for a fantastic fiction work titled “Geek Love”. I don’t know who the person is garnering credit, but it is misplaced and errant. Dunn’s book is the same title you’ve printed, it was not published by Mr. Tejaratchi. Reply Jonathon W B October 19, 2012 The Book was co Authored by the both of them. Text was written by Dunn. The Pictures, Lay out and Design were edited by Tejaratchi Reply sara July 26, 2012 how young are you guys who don’t know about routine arrests of lesbians and gays? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots Reply lynn August 25, 2012 Oh yea the good days when you could get arrested for not having three feminine items on you or face arrest and then the boys would rape the lesbian out of you.. These were grandparents maybe your parents, committing these crimes.. Not so long ago. Reply Daisy13 October 28, 2012 If it was against the law to be a lesbian or gay than maybe there wouldn’t be so many today…it’s so accepted that people who aren’t gay think they may be gay….I say they should’ve kept that law! Reply mairzydoats December 29, 2012 Daisy, I’m going to assume you’re being ironic. It’s possible that you’re a complete idiot, but I’m going to go with my other idea. Reply MissMotie March 14, 2014 Yikes. I really hope you’re joking. If not….I feel really bad for you. I feel bad that you were raised to think this way…. You do realize that people and animals alike have been gay/bi/etc since the beginning, right? Like, our ancestors way back when used to have enormous orgies and gay sex all the time. I mean, we still have all their orgy paintings and sculptures. Today it’s just art. Back then it might have been their version of porn. lol It was a regular thing back then until religion came in and destroyed everyone’s happiness. Seriously. Nothing but pain and death has come from religion. It’s just complete insanity. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.