Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

3/1/2013

The mean faces of 1930s crime: Vintage police mugshots reveal battered-looking burglars of pre-war Britain

From those wearing smart suits to the dishevelled figures with their hair askew, these portraits are unlikely to make it into any family photo album. But they are perfect for a police record – hardly surprising considering they are mugshots of criminals from the 1930s. The series of vintage portraits make up a haunting collection, complete with description of the crimes the men committed. The evocative photographs – which are also accompanied by a description of the person – capture the reaction of the person when confronted with the crime. for more click here

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