FBI’s Colossal Fingerprint Filing System During World War II | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


FBI’s Colossal Fingerprint Filing System During World War II

These photos give us a rare look inside the FBI’s overflow filing system. The FBI’s archive collected over 23 million cards and 10 million fingerprint records, and housed them in the Washington, D.C. Armory, during World War II. They added around 400,000 new cards every month.

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