August 30, 2012

Astonishing Mugshots of the Newcastle upon Tyne Criminals From the 1930s

From those wearing smart suits to the disheveled 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.

These mugshots come from a police identification book believed to be from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. No information is available to confirm which police force compiled it but evidence suggests it's from the Newcastle upon Tyne area.


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