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A Blast From the FBI's Past

By Allison Emm Sep 18, 2012

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Fingerprint Experts

You have to be one gigantic nerd in order to call yourself a “Fingerprint Expert,” especially way back then. No computers to help you out, no fancy databases to search with the click of a button. These were the days of paper and pen—and apparently the days of fantastically huge hair.

Tags: slideshows, life, spies, fbi, 1930s, gangsters

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About the Author
Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at www.AllisonEmm.com, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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