Trump’s Mug Shot Is a Classic Presidential Portrait

From a New York Times guest essay by Cara Finnegan headlined “Trump’s Mug Shot Is a Classic Presidential Portrait”:

Eagerly anticipated and immediately meme-ified, the mug shot of Donald Trump that the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office circulated last week was in some ways utterly conventional: a head-and-shoulders view with unflattering lighting and a law enforcement logo in the corner.

In nearly every other way, of course, the image is singular, a photograph for the ages, one that will forever punctuate this moment in the history of the presidency. But that wasn’t its only contribution to posterity.