The NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive has a fascinating collection of 1920s mugshots. This one is of Esther Eggers, 1919. Their description of her: "Crime: malicious injury to property and wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. When a police officer arrived to arrest Esther Eggers for malicious damage she attacked him, causing serious injury. Eggers was sentenced to 12 months prison. Aged 22." #portraits #women
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Alice Adeline Cooke, criminal record number 565LB, 30 December 1922. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW Convicted of bigamy and theft. By the age of 24 Alice Cooke had amassed an impressive number of aliases and at least two husbands. Described by police as 'rather good looking', Cooke was a habitual thief and a convicted bigamist. Aged 24. Part of an archive of forensic photography created by the NSW Police between 1912 and 1964.
Clara Randall, criminal record number 609LB, 12 November 1923. State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW. Clara Randall worked as a travelling saleswoman for a jewellery company. She reported to police that her Bondi flat had been broken into and a quantity of jewellery stolen. It was later discovered she had pawned the jewellery for cash. A career criminal, Randall was sentenced to 18 months with light labour
Susan Joice Name: Susan Joice Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 18th August 1903 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-31-Susan Joice
Name: Andrea Laudano Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 21st July 1904
Early mug shots: James Dawson was arrested for indecent exposure at North Shields Police Station on June 9, 1902
On January 29, 1898, Goldie Williams (also known as Meg Murphy) was arrested by the Omaha Police for vagrancy. At the time of her arrest, she was described as 5 feet tall and 110 pounds, her left index finger was broken and she had a cut below her right wrist. Williams listed her home as Chicago and occupation as a prostitute. In her mug shot she is seen sitting defiantly with her arms crossed sporting an elaborate hat with satin ribbons and feathers and wearing large hoop earrings.
From an amazing series of photographs of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873. Jane Farrell stole 2 boots and was sentenced to do 10 hard days labour. She was 12.
Alice Caush Arrested for: Larceny Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 31st October 1903