At the young age of 11, Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. Age (on discharge): 11 Height: 4.3 Hair: Red Eyes: Dark Blue Place of Birth: Durham Status: Single These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873. Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1209 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite…
Fagin's children: Mugshots of Victorian thieves as young as 11 who were sentenced to hard labour for stealing clothes and metal
The 1870s rogues gallery of offenders, some as young as 11, includes thieves and pickpockets who stole anything from cash to clothes and even odd pieces of metal.
A Convicts Home
From 'Street Life in London', 1877, by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith. "In Drury Lane there is a house which has been celebrated for more than a century. It was a "cook-shop" in Jack Sheppard’s time. This notorious criminal often dined there, and it is now still frequented by hungry convicts or ticket-of-leave men, who find kindly welcome and may, If they choose, receive wholesome advice from the owner of this strange establishment…" For the full story, and other photographs and…
Caught for stealing trivets, (which were used as supports for kettles) James Richley had to do 7 days hard labour at Newcastle City Gaol. Age (on discharge): 30 Height: 5.7½ Hair: Sandy Eyes: Hazel Place of Birth: Preston Status: Married Occupation: Warehouseman These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873. Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1205 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear…
After stealing a waistcoat Ann Burns was sentenced to 1 month imprisonment. Age (on discharge): 18 Height: 4.11½ Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: Grey Place of Birth: Newcastle Status: Single These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873. Reference:TWAS: pr.nc/6/1/1225b (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions…
Authentic Prison Ball And Chain – circa 1800s
Authentic Prison Ball And Chain – circa 1800s by City & Sea Vintage available at Withal now. The place to get inspired goods by local makers.
Elizabeth Fry visited Newgate Prison in 1813 which changed her life forever. She devoted herself to many different humanitarian causes, including the treatment of female prisoners. She became the UK's most important female penal reformer. Her face may seem familiar... see other pins to see why?!
This image is a depiction of what men looked like at Pentonville Prison and what women looked like at Millbank Prison. They are both dressed predominantly in dark clothing making it look almost like uniform. The women commonly did the usual household chores whilst being imprisoned in the 1800’s. This may have had an effect on the fact that they wear the same type of garments as a household maid would.
This is Oscar Wilde who’s trial was shown in a previous "Police News” pin. He was the son of Irish intellectuals showing he came from a very artistic, political and intelligent family. He was a very fashionable man who married and had two sons. However he was introduced to homosexual circles which lead to his convictions.
Drawn by Sir James Thornhill in 1824, this is likely the last portrait of the infamous Jack Sheppard just before his execution in the same year. Sheppard escaped from Newgate Prison no less than four times, ultimately being stopped for good on his fifth visit to the goal. He was immensely popular with the London lower classes, making him a folk hero who lived fast and died young.
A typical magazine during the the 1700's showing that the general population loved a good crime story. Like today people were interested in the stories of convicts and many people often attended the public punishment of people they did not even know.
Tangled Web UK Crime & Mystery Store
Young Offenders: Juvenile Delinquency 1700-2000 - Pamela Horn. In the early twenty first century juvenile crime has become a matter of widespread social and political concern and debate. It examines the way in which attitudes and laws have evolved in dealing with juvenile wrongdoing from the early eighteenth century to today. By the use of court and prison records, parliamentary papers, newspapers, the writings of reformers. The crimes commited were different according to gender.