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sydney police mugshots crime scene

sydney police mugshots crime scene vintage retro

Sidney Kelly. Murder, assault, drugs, pimping.

sydney police mugshots crime scene vintage retro

F. Murray. A burglar who spent his ill gotten gains on booze and prostitutes.

sydney police mugshots crime scene retro vintage

Walter smith. Street robber.

syndey police photos crime scene mugshots retro vintage

S. Skukerman. Fraudster.

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H. Ellis. Crime boss. Incited gang members to commit his crimes.

6×4 glass plate negatives

(via vintagephoto)

Some more info. And a New York crime scene photo I posted a while back.

11 thoughts on “Sydney police mugshots, 1912-1930

  1. Wow, these are so good. Do you know what they’d been had for? Poor May Russell, so frightened and caught for eternity with dreadful hat-hair to boot.
    I adore portraits in all forms, and such atmospheric ones are a real find.

  2. The last guy has the most terrifying eyes I have ever seen! The guy right above him looks like a dorkmaster nerdfestival! You know he was someone’s wiener-smoker in the big house!

  3. Josh – yeh, he does look kind of scary I agree. And the guy above him certainly does look nerdy! The class swot who fell in with a bad crowd I think!

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