Some of these photos are taken from the net. They are old targets for shooting practice. These bad illustrations of robbers, murderers and thieves are well known in the United States. Especially popular are the pictures of terrorists and disfigured people with odd facial features. In the south of the country you can find a few shooting ranges with old original targets, which are rarely produced today.
One day I found one´s in an old gun shop in a side road of Chinatown / New York. There were some of the legendary u.s. maded targets with human imprint. Those ugly faces seemed to be like a bad joke and weak to me. Their posture and clothing style is so unique that I’m almost addicted to them. I would call it a “strange collectors love”.