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Drug dealers, backstreet abortionists and a deadly femme fatale: Fascinating mugshots of women prisoners from 1920s Australia

Drug dealers, backstreet abortionists and a deadly femme fatale: Fascinating mugshots of women prisoners from 1920s Australia #DailyMail

Gallows used to hang bootlegger who SMILED as he faced death at one of America's last public executions in 1928 are discovered in an old barn

Gallows used to hang bootlegger who SMILED as he faced death at one of Americas last public executions in 1928 are discovered in an old barn.

Creepy photos of ventriloquists' dummies show the scary side of the vintage shows

Real life: The art was most popular in the middle of the 20th century with The Great Lester, one of the most popular talents in that day, the ID of his dummy seen here

Drug dealers, backstreet abortionists and a deadly femme fatale: Fascinating mugshots of women prisoners from 1920s Australia

"Man-woman murderer: ...Eugenia Falleni spent most of her life masquerading as a man. In 1913 she married widow, Annie Birkett, whom she later murdered. The case whipped the public into a frenzy as they clamoured for details of the 'man-woman' murderer" ~ 'Mugshots of women prisoners from 1920s Australia' ~ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103393/Womens-mug-shots-1920s-Australia.html

William Burke was one of Scotland’s most notorious criminals. Between November 1827 and October 1828, Burke, along with William Hare, murdered approximately sixteen people in Edinburgh. As part of what became a lucrative business, they infamously sold the bodies of their victims to anatomy lecturer, Dr Robert Knox, for dissection purposes. When they were caught, Burke was sentenced to death, whereas Hare was spared (for giving evidence against Burke) and Knox denied knowing where the bodies…