Wednesday, July 29, 2009

An original mug shot of Janis Joplin from the Tampa, Florida Police Department. The black and white photograph shows three images of Joplin, the first is a full body shot with the time, day and year visible by way of a clock and calendar on the wall behind her (12:15 am, November 17, 1969). The other two images show Joplin in profile and a frontal portrait shot. During her November 16, 1969 performance at Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa Joplin shouted obscenities at the police while they tried to control an unruly crowd, reportedly telling the police, "don't f--- with these people," among other things. She was arrested by Tampa Police after the show. The verso of the photograph has Joplin's information filled in (name, DOB, height, etc.) and her last known address as "At Large." The charge of profanity is listed, with the fees assessed, and the date of her death, less than a year later, as well. Measures 5" x 4". Overall excellent condition. Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000.

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