Dennis Goods, OP 35613, 6/2/1904, ink, photographs, cards, 5.75 x 6.375 inches
John E. Davis, Bertillon Officer (n.d.- )
Collection of the Ohio History Connection
Mr. Goods demonstrates a striking change of appearance between this card and a second one, both of which were produced for the Ohio Penitentiary. Given that Mr. Goods is depicted in his street clothes in this card and in a prison uniform in the other, it is presumed that he was shaven upon ingest into prison, creating this marked, visible difference. The second card is not complete, suggesting that it was produced as an ancillary record to this completed card. Of interest is that the measurements—or the filing indicators—were added to the second card, allowing this surrogate to be correctly filed even if lost from its pair. However, since the second card does not contain Mr. Goods’ name, the face would not be able to be associated with a name as Bertillon so assiduously desired. Mr. Goods had red hair and was imprisoned for two years for the crime of “shooting to wound” that took place in Licking County, Ohio. He was a brickmaker.