In Philip K. Dick's dystopian sci-fi novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, bounty hunter Rick Deckard is assigned to track down, identify, and "retire" six rogue Nexus 6 androids (or "andys") that have illegally escaped to Earth from Mars.
He is provided with equipment to perform the Voigt-Kampff test on suspected androids to determine their identities, and is also provided with paper copies (referred to as "onionskin carbons" or "poop sheets") that contain known information about the runaway androids.
However, while reading the book, I do not recall any mention of Deckard or the police department being provided with any photographs of the six runaway androids. Given the advanced technology that exists in the book's universe (vidphones, mood organs, laser guns, etc.), it seems strange that they wouldn't possess photographs or that they would somehow lack the ability to take them.
I can only assume that photos would make it much easier to identify the androids; so why weren't any provided?