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rogues gallery

Collection of “head shot” photographs. A rogues gallery is a compilation of “mug shot” photos of actual and suspected criminals maintained by police departments for purposes of identification. The practice began in the mid-19th century with the development of photography. By extension, any collection of head-and-shoulder photos, such as college fraternity composites and academic yearbooks, is jokingly referred to as rogues galleries.
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Rogues Gallery is available on Amazon Kindle and Amazon Books and in art galleries and independent bookshops in Glasgow.
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With his Rogues Gallery collection, he has won praise throughout the fashion industry for his cutting-edge designs and reinterpretations of classic American styles.
TIM ROBBINS AND THE ROGUES GALLERY BAND will be released on 429 Records on July 19th.
A ROGUES gallery of shoplifters is being used to crack down on crime.
He will also introduce guests to a Crimewatch-style rogues gallery of crimes which take place in our woods including a burnt-out car, a pile of fly-tipping, a forest barrier cut in half and a drugs stash hidden under some turf.
Colin Taylor, who was being hunted by Northumbria Police after breaching the terms of his prison sentence, has been listed on the rogues gallery on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection's website in a bid to ensure he is caught.
Rogues Gallery (11-8) set the tone for a thoroughly miserable afternoon for Tony Dobbin and the big players trading millions on the betting exchanges.
By then his life of crime was unravelling and caused such concern that his face appeared among a rogues gallery of murderers, rapists and violent criminals.
The rogues gallery of pictures is then published in school newsletters and distributed for all the world to see.
A rogues gallery featuring suspected criminals thought to have carried out 100 crimes across Staffordshire has been released by police.
Not content with the usual rogues gallery of one-time soap 'stars' - "I don't want to get typecast, I'd love to do more theatre" - the Neptune has hit new depths of so-called celebrity to fill its panto cast.
Police have received a mass of information since the rogues gallery was made public.
The database will be a rogues gallery and highlight the kind of scum The Mirror's Sorted column exposes.
Harold Lloyd's Rogues Gallery, a unique collection of historic, autographed photographs of golden era Hollywood stars and other notables will be exhibited at the Telluride Historical Museum, Aug.