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Mugshots from the 1920s Offer an Insightful Look at Criminals from the Past (36 pics)

Posted by Raya in Lifestyle » Retro   20 Aug 2013   / 6812 views

Guilty of selling opium and fake cocaine.

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.

Guilty of breaking into an army warehouse and stealing boots and overcoats to the value of 29 pounds 3 shillings.

Theft.

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’.

A safebreaker.

Kong Lee makes numerous appearances in the NSW Police Gazette as a ‘safe blower’ and ‘thief’, and is noted in the issue of February 1929 as having recently been seen riding trains ‘in the company of card sharpers and spielers’.

A con man who sells suburban building blocks at grossly inflated prices, by falsely leading the buyers to believe the lots may be promptly resold for a huge profit.

Convicted in October 1924 of making counterfeit coins, and of having a coining instrument (ie a mould) in his possession, for which he was sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour.

Theft.

Con man.

Illegal gambling.

Robbery under arms.

Sneak thief.

Stealing goods in custody, indecent langauge, stealing, receiving and throwing a missile.

Bigamy and theft.

Bootlegging.

Prostitution.

Theft of a fur coat.

Theft.

Convicted of murder. Mrs Dorothy Mort was having an affair with dashing young doctor Claude Tozer. On 21 December 1920 Tozer visited her home with the intention of breaking off the relationship. Mort shot him dead before attempting to commit suicide.

Backyard abortionist who also dabbled in theft and fencing stolen goods.

Prostitution.

Emily Hemsworth killed her three-week-old son but could not remember any details of the murder. She was found not guilty due to insanity.

GBH (Grievous bodily harm).

Prostitution.

Theft of an umbrella.

Illegal abortion.

Brothel madam.

Bigamy.

Cocaine possession.

She had multiple convictions for drunkenness, vagrancy and petty theft. Her head was probably shaved upon her entry to prison to eradicate head lice.







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Mr. Ree 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
The whores back then certainly were hotties, weren't they?? I could easily see myself spending the 10 or 15 cents necessary just to feel their knee - Woooooooeeeeeee!!!


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Awwww...Don't like my comment?
Fuck off and die!!!!
       
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they look like that and still make money. That is scary
Jayzen Freeze!
       
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#19 really curious on how did he throw the missile
       
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coconut404 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#23 "and I'm keeping said fur coat."
       














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