May 16, 2016

The First Mugshots Ever Taken in Britain Date From More Than 150 Years Ago

These haunting vintage portraits of of thieves, poachers and murderers were indeed shot more than 150 years ago, between 1859 and 1876 in the Bedford prison, Bedfordshire, England.

While their crimes may vary - from stealing spades to conning people while dressed as a vicar - what links them is that the majority are sharply dressed, with ties and buttoned up shirts and neatly combed hair.


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