In November 2012 I posted the above photo as a random selection from a small collection I own of mugshots from the USA. You can see the other side of the mugshot in that post.
Lisa Toboz of The Long Way Home Diaries blog very kindly pointed out how special the date is on this photo. It was taken in a leap year on the 29th of February 1956. This awareness makes it an even more wonderful part of my collection.
I was able to find some information about Alex Crumity online in the form of his obituary from October 1986. As Diarmid Mogg of A Small Town Noir (a fabulous mugshots blog), has often pointed out, the details on old mugshots do not necessarily indicate guilt or conviction for the crime listed.