A Page From Vancouver’s Past, 1912-1913

A Page From Vancouver’s Past,


Exhibit Dates: December 26, 2020 - July 31, 2021

The exhibit, Mugshots: A Page From Vancouver’s Past, 1912-1913explores the historic Vancouver City Police 1912-1913 mugshot book, using it as a tool to critically look at Vancouver’s social and economical history during those years.

The exhibit features twenty individuals' mugshots and explores their various criminal charges and histories.

Past laws, changing fashion and key terminology will be explored giving viewers a glimpse into a moment from our city's past. 

Visitors will learn about the history of the mugshot as a policing tool, and have an opportunity to take their own 'selfie mugshot'!

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