Mugshots From The 1920s, Is It Inappropriate To Say They All Look Very Artistic?

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This is awesome to see some mugshots from the 1920s, that was a total different time. And some of them have fascinating stories behind it.

And why are all the 20s gangsters look super-hot? Especially the guy look down on the ground and has smile on his face, damn! Just like some old movie stars! Am I the only one? Wish I had a time machine.

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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.

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Theft

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Guilty of selling opium and fake cocaine

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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’.

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Mugshots from the 1920s

A safebreaker

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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’.

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Con man

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Illegal gambling

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Robbery under arms

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Sneak thief

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Bigamy and theft

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Bootlegging

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Prostitution

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Theft of a fur coat

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Theft

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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.

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Illegal abortion

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Brothel madam

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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.

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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.

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Theft

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Bigamy

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Cocaine possession

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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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Mugshots from the 1920s

Backyard abortionist who also dabbled in theft and fencing stolen goods

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Prostitution

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Mugshots from the 1920s

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.

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Mugshots from the 1920s

GBH

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Prostitution

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Mugshots from the 1920s

Theft of an umbrella

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