Early 20th Century Australian criminal mug shots

I absolutely love this rather extensive batch of photos of criminals taken in the early 1920-30’s in Australia. Many look as if they resemble some contemporary photo shoot, in the newest spreads of a fashion rag, harking back to a romantic time with rich sepia tones, weathered faces and vintage clothing. The whole set is fascinating and strangely beautiful, especially when you realize that all of these images are of people no longer living.

Via La Boite Verte, visit their post here.

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3 responses to “Early 20th Century Australian criminal mug shots

  1. Such an excellent find! I am especially drawn to the last shot – it is simply amazing. Thanks for posting.

    Best,
    Mariah

  2. Pingback: Early 20th Century Australian criminal mug shots (via The Byczek Blog) | The Calculable

  3. I love that first shot, I would love to see more of these, they are so cool!

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