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De Gracy (sic) and Edward Dalton. Details unknown. Central Police Station, Sydney, around 1920.

Mug shot of De Gracy (sic) and Edward Dalton. Central Police Station, Sydney, around (Photo by NSW Police Forensic Photography Archive, Justice & Police Museum, Histiric Houses Trust of NSW)

A wonderfully preserved image of a Manchester City Police officer on point duty in central in the city around 1914.    Before the electronic traffic light became widespread, officers would control junctions during busy periods. This practice was known as point duty and each officer would be allocated a ‘point’ and set times at which he was to attend. http://www.gmpmuseum.com

“A Manchester officer on point duty in Before electronic traffic lights, officers would control junctions during busy periods.

great mugshot from the 1930's... look at the clarity from the large format camera, nothing can compare

Photographic portrait from the archives of the Sydney Police, documenting the variety of characters and criminals that passed through their doors in the

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Des portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920

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.

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Des portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920

of false pretences. Ruth Carruthers went on a criminal spree in using the art of persuasion to obtain goods and money from hapless shopkeepers. She was eventually convicted on four charges of false pretences and sentenced to six months at Long Bay.

Informal, full-length portrait of policeman Richard Mackey standing in front of two boys on a sidewalk in Chicago, Illinois. One of the boys is a newsboy and the other is wearing a suit. Officer Mackey is holding a billy club. This image was taken after Officer Mackey saved a young girl from being run over by an automobile.    Created/published Aug. 19, 1903.

Informal, full-length portrait of policeman Richard Mackey standing in front of…

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