Early 20th Century U.K Criminal Faces – 25 Child Prisoner Portraits of North Shields in the 1900s

The set contains mugshots of boys and girls under the age of 21. This reflects the fact that until 1970 that was the legal age of majority in the U.K.

Alfred Yarrow, arrested for stealing from his mother, 9 February 1905

Benjamin McMurdo, arrested for shopbreaking, 17 September 1902

Charles Johnson, arrested for stealing sash weights, 10th September 1904

David Lloyd, arrested for stealing brushes and a box, 10 November 1902

Edward Roberts, arrested for stealing from a gas meter, 7 February 1905

Frederick Mudd, arrested for stealing money, 3 April 1905

George Burn, arrested for stealing brushes and a box, 10 November 1902

George Thompson, arrested for stealing from a ship chandler's store, 6 October 1903

George Wilson, arrested for stealing from his father, 16 December 1904

Gilbert Wheatley, arrested for loitering with intent to commit a felony, 7 July 1904

John Dowson, arrested for stealing from a gas meter, 7 February 1905

John Fatherley, arrested for stealing from a ship chandler's store, 6 October 1903

John T. Keating, arrested for stealing sash weights, 10th September 1904

John William Atkinson, arrested for breaking and entering on a refreshment shop, 28 July 1904

Joseph Tombling, arrested for obtaining money by false pretences, 4 February 1905

Margaret Ann O'Brien, arrested for obtaining money by false pretences, 6 August 1904

Margaret Leadbitter, arrested for stealing money from other children, 16 August 1904

Oscar Carlson, arrested for stealing a packet of tobacco from the same shop, 15 June 1903

Susan Joice, arrested for stealing money from a gas meter, 18th August 1903

Thomas Kane, arrested for stealing a pony, harness and cart, 6 August 1904

Thomas Wallace, arrested for indecent exposure, 17 February 1905

William Balmer, arrested for shopbreaking, 17 September 1902

William Morrissey alias Smith, arrested for sleeping rough, 11 July 1904

William Wadham, arrested for sleeping rough, 11 July 1904

William Wilson, arrested for stealing fish, 7 February 1905

(via Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums)

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