Early fingerprinting

Early fingerprinting

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Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Early fingerprinting. Historical illustration from the title page of the 1892 book Finger Prints by the British anthropologist Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911). The prints shown are his own. Galton was largely responsible for the introduction of fingerprinting as a means of identifying individuals in criminal investigations.

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