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E. R. Henry, Classification and Uses of Fingerprints, London, 1900
Fingerprint diagram, 1940
Typical Arch Pattern, 1900
Typical Loop Pattern, 1900
Typical Whorl Pattern, 1900
John Glaister Jr.'s notebook from the Ruxton case, October 5, 1935
Superimposed photographs, Mrs. Ruxton and skull no.2, 1935
Dr. Ruxton's bath—where he dismembered his victims—en route to the Department of Forensic Medicine at the University of Glasgow for examination and analysis, 1935
Policeman with a bag of human remains, 1935
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Typical Loop Pattern, 1900
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Technologies of Surveillance

Typical Loop Pattern, 1900
The Henry Classification System divides fingerprint records into groupings based on pattern types. The system makes it possible to search large numbers of fingerprint records by classifying the prints according to whether they have an "arch," "whorl," or "loop."
E. R. Henry, Classification and Uses of Fingerprints, London
National Library of Medicine