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Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914) French police officer. In 1880, when Chief of the Paris identification bureau, Bertillon devised a method of identifying criminals using anthropometric measurements. It was used for a number of years, but was replaced by fingerprinting. Photo by Nadar, Paris, c1880. Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Felix Tournachon (1820-1910), French journalist, artist and photographer.

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Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914) French police officer.  In 1880, when Chief of the Paris identification bureau, Bertillon devised a method of identifying criminals using anthropometric measurements.  It was used for a number of years, but was replaced by fingerprinting.  Photo by Nadar, Paris, c1880. Nadar was the pseudonym of Gaspard-Felix Tournachon (1820-1910), French journalist, artist and photographer.