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These historic mug shots from the 1900s in Nebraska reveal some of their most colorful characters.

Daily Mail – Historical mug shots taken during the turn of the century in Nebraska have been released, revealing the wide array of crimes and even wider array of characters that wound up behind bars.

From prostitutes and vagrants to murderers and chicken thieves, the photos cover both serious and minor offenses.

And, in some cases, rather humorous ones, like the woman who would faint on men in order to pick their pockets.

There are also quite a few who were taken in for mayhem, which will it may mean little more than  rowdy behavior these days, back then meant ‘the permanent disfigurement or disabling of another person’ according to Mashable.

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