Mugshots of Some Oldtime Drunks (22 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       30 Mar 2010       37375       8 GALLERY VIEW



The Edwardian drunks in these photos are shamefaced, bewildered, and angry as they stare into the lens of the police camera while getting their mugshots taken. Their offences include being caught while in charge of a steam engine, carriage and a horse while being drunk. As it turns out they were in violation of the Licensing Act of 1902. The act gave police the power to apprehend those found drunk in any public place.

Drunk James Doyle, a labourer, whose report listed 'peculiarities' such as having two scars on his right forearm and a 'crossed right eye'. He was convicted of being drunk and disorderly in a public house in 1904.
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Alice Loxley had a crippled left hand
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Richard ‘Dirty Dick’ Flemming – also listed with the alias ‘Dick the Devil’. He was sentenced on February 20, 1903 for being drunk and disorderly, receiving 21 days of hard labour. He is described as 5ft 2in with a slim build and pug nose.
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Tamar Edwards was given seven days of hard labour
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Eliza Fallon: She was a 38-year-old ‘woodchopper and prostitute’ who was put on the blacklist after being found heavily intoxicated on numerous occasions in 1904. She is noted as having a scar on the left side of her nose and the right side of her neck.
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Alice Tatlow: She was a 25-year-old ‘polisher and prostitute’ and was convicted for drunk and disorderly behaviour in January 1904. She is noted as having a number of distinguishing tattoos including Prince of Wales’ feathers on her right hand and a heart and clasped hands with ‘true love KB’ on her right arm
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Matthew Moran is pictured here at 32 years old and is described as a 'tube drawer'
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while 'bedstead polisher' Charlotte Humphries was described as having 'sores on her cheek'
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'Sallow' groom William Hughes, 61, had a 'twitching of face'
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while 37-year-old labourer William Tustin was, unusually for this gallery, devoid of peculiarities
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Thomas Riley was also known as 'Young Punch'
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while 62-year-old boot manufacturer Walter Harrison is described as 'ruptured'
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Charwoman Minnie Osborne had a broken nose and was 'subject to fits'
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while Thomas Wall was said to have a scar across his nose
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'Pock-pitted' Harry Davies had a number of crippled fingers
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Joseph Allsopp had tattoos of a tree in a flower pot and a bust of a woman
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Hawker George Allen had a cut scar down the left side of his nose
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while 44-year-old charwoman Emily Jane Parrish had one on her forehead
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Eliza Cowley, 26, was a charwoman and prostitute
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and David Addicott was a canvasser - both had scars on their faces
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Prostitute and charwoman Mary Cooper
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Benjamin Bloxsidge, a boatman

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briere 12 year s ago
wow that was awesome,
they looked kinda scary back then though
       
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HollyxHero 12 year s ago
I just love how the one has 'Profession/Occupation: Married'
Kind of humorous, but my how times have changed.
       
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4down2 12 year s ago
6pk for starters !
       
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diegopol 12 year s ago
yeah!
       
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M 12 year s ago
nice prostitutes back then ! 35
       
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squerell02 12 year s ago
suicide
       
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STARLIGHT 11 year s ago
Am i the only one who noticed that they seem to be shorter back then?
       
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Clarinda 10 year s ago
You have the mnopoloy on useful information—aren't monopolies illegal? ;)
       
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