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The New South Wales police department took over 2500 photographs of its inmates between the years of 1910 and 1930. Here are some images fr...

Australian mug shots taken by the Sydney Police Department during the first 3 decades of the century

This picture is one of a series of around 2500 "special photographs" taken by New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1930. These "special photographs" were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station, Sydney and are, as curator Peter Doyle explains, of "men and women recently plucked from the street, often still animated by the dramas surrounding their apprehension".

Police mugshots in the 1920s…

"This man refused to open his eyes" - Police mugshots from the old pictures stand.

Public Domain Images – 1920′s Vintage Mugshots NSWPD Special Photographs - Public Domain Images | Free Stock Photos | Public Domain Images | Free Stock Photos

Mug shot of Daphne Barker, 26 April Probably Central Police Station Sydney. Dotty shared a cell with her and through her met 'Sport' (Errol Flynn.

Public Domain Images – 1920′s Vintage Mugshots NSWPD Special Photographs - Public Domain Images | Free Stock Photos

Portraits of Australian criminals in the years 1920 photo police sydney australie mugshot 1920 24 photo photographie histoire featured art

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Munro is listed in the NSW Police Gazette, 1924 as charged, along with Harris Hunter, with receiving stolen goods to the value of 536 pounds 4 shillings and 1 penny, the property of Snow's department store.

homas craig, raymond neil (aka “gaffney the gunman”), william thompson and fw wilson, january 25, 1928, the sydney justice & police museum @ twistedsifter

homas craig, raymond neil (aka “gaffney the gunman”), william thompson and fw wilson, january 25, 1928, the sydney justice & police museum @ twistedsifter

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Mug shot of Alice Fisher, serving two consecutive sentences of four months for larceny. 23 May State Reformatory for Women, Long Bay, NSW

1920s mugshot

Patsy Neill, 30 January Barmaid Patsy Neill was involved in various criminal activities including theft and selling cocaine.

Mug shot of Guiseppe Fiori, alias Permontto, 5 August 1924. Location unknown.   Creator:	New South Wales. Police Dept.

These mugshots depict wonderfully dapper Australian criminals from the The photos were originally taken by photographers at the New South Wales Police Department. The photos are now archived at the Sydney Justice & Police Museum.

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