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1920s mugshots

Vintage - inspiracion

Vintage - inspiracion

Vintage - inspiracion

chet baker

James Lowrie by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Vintage Australian mugshot, 1920s

Awesome Robo!: 18 Vintage Mugshots From The Twenties

shame (vintage mug shot)

mug shot, 1920s


sydney police. city of shadows.

David Bowie Mugshot

curious criminal


Contrast this with today's mugshots. This man knows how to get caught and look good doing it.

Australian mugshots from the ’20s

Australian mugshots from the ’20s

Nellie Cameron, 29 July 1930 Nellie Cameron was one of Sydney’s best-known, and most desired, prostitutes. Lillian Armfield, Australia’s first policewoman, said Cameron had an ‘assured poise that set her apart from all the other women of the Australian underworld’. Aged 21.

Hampton Hirscham, Cornellius Joseph Keevil, William Thomas O’Brien and James O’Brien – July 20, 1921

Thomas Bede – November 22, 1928

Kathleen Ward, 14 May 1925 Kathleen Ward had convictions for drunkenness, indecent language and theft. She obviously enjoyed thumbing her nose at the authorities, as can be seen in this image where she appears to have deliberately fluttered her eyes in order to ruin the long-exposure photograph. DOB: 1904.

Sydney Skukerman, or Skukarman – September 25, 1924 An entry in the Supplement to the NSW Police Gazette Sydney for Skukerman, (alias Kukarman, alias Cecil Landan) is captioned ‘obtains goods from warehousemen by falsely representing that he is in business’.

William Cahill – July 30, 1923

Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, 1920. When ‘Harry Leon Crawford’, hotel cleaner of Stanmore was arrested and charged with wife murder he was revealed to be in fact Eugeni Falleni, a woman and mother, who had been passing as a man since 1899. In 1914, as ‘Harry Crawford’, Falleni had married the widow Annie Birkett. Three years later, shortly after she announced to a relative that she had found out ‘something amazing about Harry’, Birkett disappeared.