Mug shot: A photograph of someone’s face especially one made for police records. The word ”mug shots” comes from the British slang word “mug” meaning “face.”
On December 13, 1902, Minnie Bradley was arrested by the Omaha Police for larceny. She refused to look at the camera as her mug shot was taken. On her arrest sheet, 27-year-old Minnie listed her occupation as prostitute and her address being 116 North 11th Street in Omaha. She stood 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed 135. The description also says that Minnie’s hair was black and kinky and she wore a wig.