James Knapton, a miner, was sentenced for six years for setting fire to a stack of oats. He was photographed in front of a fake prison back-drop, showing an open cell. This was at the beginning of mugshots.
From the donkey thief to the drunk who wouldn't leave the pub: Criminal records of Victorian villains published online for first time
Child prisoner, Julia Ann Crumpling, aged seven, was sentenced to seven days hard labor at Oxford prison on June 28, 1870 for stealing a baby carriage.This photo comes from an album showing prisoners in Oxford Gaol.
Faces of the Victorian underworld: They're the first criminal mugshots, taken 150 years ago - in the days when punishment was swift and brutal
Mugshot: MARGARET McCANN (aged Sentenced to 6 months in prison for stealing money. (on discharge): 24 ~~ Height: ½ ~~ Hair: Light Brown ~~ Eyes: Blue ~~ Place of Birth: Newcastle ~~ Married or single: Single ~~ Occupation: Hawker