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* Played with during two issues of the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' tie-in comic, ''Cold Case'' and ''Hot Case.'' The team finds a photograph of the suspects for framing Nathaniel Adams for the murder that got him court-martialed during the Vietnam War-- including his own lawyer. It turns out to be a conspiracy, and everyone in the photo was involved in both that and the trial. The photo belonged to the medical examiner. The only people connected to the trial who weren't in the photo and in on the crime were the judge, Wade Eiling, who later married Adams' wife and raised his children, and Adams himself... right? It turns out that [[spoiler:Eiling wasn't in the photo because ''Eiling was the photographer,'']] and no one was any the wiser.


* In ''{{Film/Hellboy}}'' The Professor and the army personnel all take a photo with the title character even though he is later denied to exist.

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* In ''{{Film/Hellboy}}'' ''{{Film/Hellboy|2004}}'' The Professor and the army personnel all take a photo with the title character even though he is later denied to exist.


* An early scene in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' features Smiley visiting a retired colleague who has an old picture of the team from [[SecretIntelligenceService the Circus]].

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* An early scene in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' features Smiley visiting a retired colleague who has an old picture of the team from [[SecretIntelligenceService [[UsefulNotes/SecretIntelligenceService the Circus]].

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* ''Film/MichaelCollins'' gets hold of a picture of the Cairo Gang--a team of plainclothes British intelligence officers targeting the IRA--that helps to identify them for later assassination.


* In the first ComicBook/{{Grandville}}, Inspector Lebrock finds an old photo that contains the (then) future French Prime Minister, his main CorruptCorporateExecutive supporter, his (then) future ministers of military and secret police and the GadgeteerGenius whose death Lebrock was investigating. It is one of the main pieces of evidence that ties the case together. In this instance, the photo was from a hunting party where a group photo would be a logical thing to happen. It just happened to contain all main players of the conspiracy.
* Creator/AlanMoore's ComicBook/{{Providence}} has a photograph of the Order of the Stella Sapiente taken by Ronald Underwood Pitman. Pitman notes that he was chosen by the group because he was a man of discretion (he has enough ghoulish secrets of his own to hide). The people in the photo are Garland and Leticia Wheatley (as a young girl), Edgar Wade, Henry Anneseley and at the center of the picture, Van Buren (aka Whipple Van Buren Phillips, Lovecraft's maternal grandfather [[RaisedByGrandparents who helped raise him]]) and next to him, a travelling salesman with an English accent identified by Pitman as "Winston something" (he is in fact Winfield Scott Lovecraft, HP's Dad).

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* In the first ComicBook/{{Grandville}}, ''ComicBook/{{Grandville}}'', Inspector Lebrock finds an old photo that contains the (then) future French Prime Minister, his main CorruptCorporateExecutive supporter, his (then) future ministers of military and secret police and the GadgeteerGenius whose death Lebrock was investigating. It is one of the main pieces of evidence that ties the case together. In this instance, the photo was from a hunting party where a group photo would be a logical thing to happen. It just happened to contain all main players of the conspiracy.
* Creator/AlanMoore's ComicBook/{{Providence}} ''ComicBook/{{Providence}}'' has a photograph of the Order of the Stella Sapiente taken by Ronald Underwood Pitman. Pitman notes that he was chosen by the group because he was a man of discretion (he has enough ghoulish secrets of his own to hide). The people in the photo are Garland and Leticia Wheatley (as a young girl), Edgar Wade, Henry Anneseley and at the center of the picture, Van Buren (aka Whipple Van Buren Phillips, Lovecraft's maternal grandfather [[RaisedByGrandparents who helped raise him]]) and next to him, a travelling salesman with an English accent identified by Pitman as "Winston something" (he is in fact Winfield Scott Lovecraft, HP's Dad).
* In ''ComicBook/RoughRiders'', Thomas Edison uses the photo-op moment to test out one of his motion picture cameras with the team not really understanding that unlike a regular camera, it's not selective of the moments it captures, polluting the promo with bickering and missed cues.


Then somehow everyone is called together for a group picture that gives away the connections between every member at a glance, from a glowering glance to a fond smile, and the professional photographer says 'Cheese!'. They even stick around long enough that everyone there can get a copy for their nemesis, children or investigators to find!

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Then somehow everyone is called together for a group picture that gives away the connections between every member at a glance, from a glowering glance to a fond smile, and the professional photographer says 'Cheese!'. "Cheese!" They even stick around long enough that everyone there can get a copy for their nemesis, children or investigators to find!

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* In ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017'', there is a group picture of members of the secret society V.F.D., including the Baudelaires' parents.

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* An early scene in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' features Smiley visiting a retired colleague who has an old picture of the team from [[SecretIntelligenceService the Circus]].


* Every graduating class of ComicBook/{{X-Men}} takes such a picture in uniform. While the X-Men do wear uniforms, they are generally considered a secret society because the world at large has no idea who they are, where they come from, and where they go. And they are not a ''recognized'' superhero group like ComicBook/TheAvengers or the ComicBook/FantasticFour.

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* Every graduating class of ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen takes such a picture in uniform. While the X-Men do wear uniforms, they are generally considered a secret society because the world at large has no idea who they are, where they come from, and where they go. And they are not a ''recognized'' superhero group like ComicBook/TheAvengers or the ComicBook/FantasticFour.


* The Afrikaaner Brotherhood's top brass at least took one photo, in 1918, long before they were discovered.

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* The Afrikaaner Brotherhood's top brass at least took one photo, in 1918, long before they were discovered.


* The Order of the Phoenix in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series has one, though its members were openly against Voldemort: Only their location was hidden.

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* The Order of the Phoenix in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series has one, though its members were openly against Voldemort: Only Voldemort, and only their location was hidden.



* Some of the American military staff at the infamous [[HellholePrison Abu Ghraib prison]] in UsefulNotes/{{Iraq}} had the bright idea to photograph each other inflicting ColdBloodedTorture on prisoners. This came back to bite them in the ass once these photos ended up aiding the prosecution during war crime trials.

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* Some During TheWarOnTerror, some of the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks American military staff staff]] at the infamous [[HellholePrison Abu Ghraib prison]] in UsefulNotes/{{Iraq}} had the bright idea to photograph each other inflicting ColdBloodedTorture on prisoners. This came back to bite them in the ass once these photos ended up aiding the prosecution during war crime trials.

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* At the end of ''Film/NowYouSeeMe2'', when the Horsemen are welcomed to the secret headquarters of the Eye, Dylan finds a framed photograph of two of the Eye's senior members. By this point, it's no surprise that Dylan's father is one of them; the identity of the other is rather more of a revelation.

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* Some of the American military staff at the infamous [[HellholePrison Abu Ghraib prison]] in UsefulNotes/{{Iraq}} had the bright idea to photograph each other inflicting ColdBloodedTorture on prisoners. This came back to bite them in the ass once these photos ended up aiding the prosecution during war crime trials.


* Creator/AlanMoore's ComicBook/{{Providence}} has a photograph of the Order of the Stella Sapiente taken by Ronald Underwood Pitman. Pitman notes that he was chosen by the group because he was a man of discretion (presumably because he had something to hide himself). The people in the photo are Garland and Leticia Wheatley (as a young girl), Edgar Wade, Henry Anneseley and at the center of the picture, Van Buren (aka Whipple Van Buren Phillips, Lovecraft's maternal grandfather [[RaisedByGrandparents who helped raise him]]) and next to him, a travelling salesman with an English accent identified by Pitman as "Winston something" (he is in fact Winfield Scott Lovecraft, HP's Dad).

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* Creator/AlanMoore's ComicBook/{{Providence}} has a photograph of the Order of the Stella Sapiente taken by Ronald Underwood Pitman. Pitman notes that he was chosen by the group because he was a man of discretion (presumably because he had something (he has enough ghoulish secrets of his own to hide himself).hide). The people in the photo are Garland and Leticia Wheatley (as a young girl), Edgar Wade, Henry Anneseley and at the center of the picture, Van Buren (aka Whipple Van Buren Phillips, Lovecraft's maternal grandfather [[RaisedByGrandparents who helped raise him]]) and next to him, a travelling salesman with an English accent identified by Pitman as "Winston something" (he is in fact Winfield Scott Lovecraft, HP's Dad).

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