“Small Town Noir” – Twenty-One ’30s And ’40s Mugshots From New Castle, Pennsylvania


Jessie Smith left her home in South Carolina before the First World War and spent the next two decades working as a prostitute in New Castle. Her mug shot was taken on 22 February, 1932, after she stole a client’s pocketbook.

When the police department of the once-prosperous small town of New Castle, Pennsylvania, threw out thousands of mid-century mug shots in the late 1990s, a few hundred were saved from destruction by one police officer. The pictures ended up scattered across the world after he sold themon ebay. Continue reading »

Northern Lehigh County Scenes Fall, Pennsylvania, US

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This is the scene along Kistler Road in Heidelberg Township on a fall day. Fall scenes from the northern Lehigh County area on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. (Donna Fisher/The Morning Call) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Snow Day in Pennsylvania

Jill Shapiro takes photographs of the falling snow at a park in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. A classic nor’easter is moving along the East Coast and is expected to dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches throughout the region starting Saturday, a decidedly unseasonal date for a type of storm more associated with midwinter. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.