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Prison Voices: Crime, Conviction and Confession 1700-1900

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Ellen Woodman: Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron. Victorian Child Criminals – 16 Pitiable Portrait Pictures of Very Young Prisoners in Newcastle from Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Criminal Shows, Portraits, Portrait Pictures, Interesting History

Ellen Woodman

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…

 At such a young age, Henry Leonard Stephenson was convicted of breaking in to houses and was sentenced to 2 months in prison in 1873 Age (on discharge): 12 Height: Hair: Dark Eyes: Hazel Place of Birth: Castle Eden John Taylor, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Criminal Shows, Portraits, Portrait Pictures, Portrait Ideas

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.

Assemblage Inspiration : Door from demolished Debtor's Prison. This debtor's prison door stood in High Street, Birmingham. Note the bars through which charitable passers-by dropped coins to the inmates. Portal, Crime, Birmingham England, Casa Real, Old Doors, Interesting History, Back In Time, Prison, 19th Century

Depriving Many a Poor Creature of Liberty

Door of the Debtor's Prison, from the exhibition Birmingham: it's people, it's history at BMAG. Visit the ...

Vintage photographs of street life in Victorian London by Scottish photographer John Thomson. Victorian London, Victorian Street, Victorian Life, Vintage London, Victorian History, Victorian Gothic, Eugene Atget, History Of Photography, Documentary Photography

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…

Nineteen-year-old David Barron was a cabinetmaker who was convicted and sentenced to six months' imprisonment for stealing champagne. 26 Fascinating Mug Shots Of Criminals In The William Hill, John Taylor, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Antique Pictures, Historical Pictures, Newcastle, Robert Hardy, Beards

James Richley

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: Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: Grey Place of Birth: Newcastle Status: Single. John Taylor, Newcastle, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Antique Photos, Old Portraits, Mug Shots, Old Photos, Prison

Ann Burns

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 by City & Sea Vintage available at Withal now. Patina Metal, Rusty Metal, Pena Capital, Rust Never Sleeps, French Collection, Great Wedding Gifts, Funeral, Historical Artifacts, Iron Decor

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.

History: Quaker Elizabeth (Betsy) Fry May 1780 – 12 October née Gurney, was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist. She has sometimes been referred to as the "angel of prisons". Today In History, Women In History, Family History, Great Women, Amazing Women, Amazing People, Crimean War, National Portrait Gallery, Art Uk

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?!

Aporo Paerata rubbed someone out in 1887 and sentenced to death, but his dashing looks must've gotten him a reprieve—he was later given life in prison instead. Vintage Men, Vintage Images, Mug Shots, Cool Photos, Blues, Shit Happens, Death, Cool Stuff, History

Aporo Paerata

Aporo rubbed someone out in 1887 and sentenced to death, but his dashing looks must've gotten him a reprieve—he was later given life in prison instead.

A stereotypical female convict at Millbank prison, by Herbert Watkins Prisoners were not even allowed to speak to one another and the masks kept each person indistinguishable from the next. (minus they're given number of course) Victorian Prison, Victorian Life, Victorian Fashion, Victorian Crime And Punishment, Pentonville Prison, Victorian Aprons, Prison Outfit, History Of Psychology, Pioneer Clothing

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.

Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Cthulhu, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Oscar Wilde Quotes, The Embrace, Writers And Poets, Portraits, Dorian Gray, Mode Masculine

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.

Jack Sheppard or known as John Sheppard March 1702 – 16 November was a notorious English robber, burglar and thief of early London. Daniel Defoe, Criminal Justice, Criminal Minds, Life And Death, Back In The Day, 18th Century, Photo Puzzle, Crime, Opera

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.

The East End of London. How did it come to be regarded as the dark heart of London, riddled with crime, poverty and deprivation? Victorian London, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashion, Penny Dreadfull, Gothic Horror, Pulp Fiction, Macabre, Image, Police News

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.

Young Offenders: Juvenile Delinquency Juvenile Delinquency from 1700 to 2000 Personal Narratives, Psychopath, Twenty One, Confessions, Genealogy, Prison, The Twenties, Crime, Mystery

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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.