These beautifully captured shots of the mugshots are both weird and surprising.
#1 Mrs. Osbourne, 1919
Very little is known of her, but this is not a photograph. You will hardly believe but it is a portrait. It is actually curious what she could have done to have gotten arrested by the New South Wales Police Department and if she ever really got out of it.
#2 Thomas Bede, November 22, 1928
This man was charged with “suborn a witness”. His photo holds a caption that he refused to open his eyes.
#3 Elsie Hal, Dulcie Morgan, Jean Taylor. Date unknown precisely but ca. 1920.
They were arrested and photographed in 1920 for “being in the company of known criminals”.
#4 Hampton Hirscham, Cornellius Joseph Keevil, William Thomas O’Brien, and James O’Brien, July 20, 1921.
They were all arrested and photographed in July 20 in Central Police Station in 1921. Except Thomas O’Brien, rest all were charged with breaking and entering and robbery in a nearby bookseller’s family, sentencing them to 15 months prison.
#5 May Blake. September 1, 1930.
Photographed at Central Police Station in Sydney. She was charged with possessing cocaine unlawfully and held in prison for 12 months along with a fine of 250 pounds.
The post Strangely Beautiful Photographs Taken Of Australian Mugshots appeared first on FEEDY WEEDY.