9 thoughts on “The FBI fingerprint filling system in 1940

  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    Today, all that could fit on a single thumb drive.

    Get it? Thanks I’m here all week.

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  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    Honestly surprised there isn’t a heavy fog of cigarette smoke

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  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    Can you even imagine the erection of law enforcement when this was digitized and algorithm-ed

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  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    Amazon of those days with all that info!

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  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    Hmmm, so each of those workers are looking through the files trying to find a match?

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  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    Lmao.

    Imagine what they could do to people now a days. You said something here or there and you’re entire career is fucked. The future looks real bleak even without climate change and killer bacteria.

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  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    It must be way bigger now

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  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    All I can think of is the amount of wasted space in that building. That space could occupy at least one or two additional floors.

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  • September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am
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    If they only knew then what we knew now, that fingerprints don’t mean shit as actual real evidence.

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