These days you need only glance at a mugshot to understand why the person ended up behind that lens. Bloodshot eyes? Drug charge. Goofy smile? Public Intoxication. Incredibly messed up hair? Nick Nolte. But this photo essay depicting Antique Mugshots makes it much more difficult to pinpoint the person’s crime. Each one of them is all gussied up and looking quite proper. For example, there’s a mugshot of a 15 year old convicted of arson who took the time to put on her best Sunday hat. Lohan could certainly learn a few things from these folks.

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