First Fingerprint Bureau…

Fingerprint Branch of Scotland Yard was founded by Edward Henry in 1901, he developed an identification process based on the thumbprint. Expanding on earlier fingerprinting work of Francis Galton, an English eugenicist.

Additional Information:

  • Scotland Yard – Wikipedia
    Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.
  • The History of Fingerprints – Onin
    Fingerprints offer a reliable means of personal identification. That is the essential explanation for fingerprints having replaced other methods of establishing the identities of persons reluctant to admit previous arrests.
  • London fingerprint bureau turns 100 | Deseret News
    ONDON — In 1901, London police began to dip suspects’ fingers in ink and take a copy of the prints. Those inkblots made an impression around the world.
  • Edward Henry – Wikipedia
    Sir Edward Richard Henry, 1st Baronet, GCVO, KCB, CSI, KPM (26 July 1850 – 19 February 1931) was the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (head of the Metropolitan Police of London) from 1903 to 1918.
Date: 1901
Name(s): Edward Henry
Occupation: Founder
Location: London, England

Edward Henry

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