February 25, 2014 Marina Galperina

Here are some classic vintage mugshots of “all round thieves,” “warehousebreakers” and “bad characters” from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums via the World’s Best Ever. Their general olde timey-ness is amusing, but the fanciful descriptions of their “marks” are fascinating: “Heart, clasped hands, Ture Love, Evelyn;” “extensively tattooed forearms and hands;” “8 dots tatt. left forearm;” “blue dot between […]

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