Everyone was bewildered by my post of 2-year-old Francois Bertillon, arrested for eating a basket of pears. Many Les Miserables references were thrown about. Of course, this was a cute joke, by his father Alphonse Bertillon, the inventor of the modern mug shot.

Two more mugshots have been discovered of the young boy. Fascinating to watch him grow up. Sadly little is known about the life of the son. Imagine, these photos might be of someone’s great-grandfather.

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