Fingerprints In History
World War II brought about a huge record of fingerprints that needed filed. This article is an interesting look back at the methods used for that purpose.
Filing doesn’t have to be dull. Here is the evidence — in more ways than one.
These photos picture the FBI’s overflow filing system, housed during World War II in the Washington, D.C. Armory. By the early 1940s, the FBI’s archive housed more than 23 million card and 10 million fingerprint records, with 400,000 new cards added each and every month.
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