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Samuel Oliver, 46, (left) was sentenced to 21 days in prison for begging. He was said to have a 'ruddy' complexion and imperfect speech and a lame leg after suffering a stroke

Thieves, thugs and a conman who impersonated a vicar: The first-ever criminal mugshots taken in Britain revealed 150 years on

Samuel Oliver, 46, (left) was sentenced to 21 days in prison for begging. He was said to have a 'ruddy' complexion and imperfect speech and a lame leg after suffering a stroke

Charles Burns, 19, a miner from Liverpool, was sentenced to three months after being convicted of false pretenses

Genteel mugshots of scruffy Victorian thieves reveal an era of poverty when posing for a photograph was a special occasion - whatever the reason!

Charles Burns was sentenced to 3 months at Newcastle City Gaol for the crime - false pretences

1850-1869 mugshots. This is criminal William Rose, 28 was accused of stealing a coat, trousers and three handkerchiefs. It was noted that he had a bullet wound on the back of his neck.

Thieves, thugs and a conman who impersonated a vicar: The first-ever criminal mugshots taken in Britain revealed 150 years on

William Rose, 28 was accused of stealing a coat, trousers and three handkerchiefs. It was noted that he had a bullet wound on the back of his neck 1860

John Robinson, right, who could be posing for a family portrait here, was sentenced for stealing  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2277501/First-criminal-mugshots-taken-Britain-revealed-150-years-featuring-thieves-thugs-conman-impersonated-vicar.html#ixzz3eHYhfeu4  Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Thieves, thugs and a conman who impersonated a vicar: The first-ever criminal mugshots taken in Britain revealed 150 years on

John Robinson, right, who could be posing for a family portrait here, was sentenced for stealing Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2277501/First-criminal-mugshots-taken-Britain-revealed-150-years-featuring-thieves-thugs-conman-impersonated-vicar.html#ixzz3eHYhfeu4 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Mary Catherine Docherty was sentenced to 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron along with her accomplices: Mary Hinnigan, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson. Age (on discharge): 14 Height: 4.9 Hair: Red Eyes: Dark Blue Place of Birth: Newcastle Status: Single These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873. Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1208 (Copyright) We...

Along with Mary Catherine Docherty, Ellen Woodman and Rosanna Watson, Mary Hinnigan was caught stealing iron and was sentenced to seven days hard labor.

The photographs are some of the earliest ever taken of petty criminals in Britain, some even before it became legally required in 1871

The wanted Victorian women: Historic mugshots reveal the cunning faces of England’s Nineteenth Century bad girls

The photographs are some of the earliest ever taken of petty criminals in Britain, some even before it became legally required in 1871 doppelgänger baby Dexter Fletcher

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Victorian mugshots reveal nineteenth century interest in criminal

Barbara Trapido, "Brother of the More Famous Jack" Photo credit Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

1880s-1930s Nebraskan mughots, and some of the stories behind them. [Mashable]

35 historical mug shots reveal astonishing criminal stories

James Collins was arrested in Omaha on May 1897 for burglary. According to the police record, Collins escaped and was rearrested. The Omaha tailor was sent to the Nebraska State Prison on March 1898 to serve a five-year sentence.

Mugshot of Joseph Smedley who deliberately torched a stack of straw and waited for the police. The meagre rations 'inside' were preferable to starvation outside – Yorkshire 1861.

Joseph Smedley deliberately torched a stack of straw in Yorkshire in 1861 and calmly waited for the police. It appears that he committed the crime purely to be imprisoned. The meagre rations 'inside' were preferable to starvation outside.

Henry Johnson was an 18-year-old dealer in engravings, (left) who was sentenced to two years for stealing a purse.  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2277501/First-criminal-mugshots-taken-Britain-revealed-150-years-featuring-thieves-thugs-conman-impersonated-vicar.html#ixzz3eHZUogIx  Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Thieves, thugs and a conman who impersonated a vicar: The first-ever criminal mugshots taken in Britain revealed 150 years on

Henry Johnson was an 18-year-old dealer in engravings, (left) who was sentenced to two years for stealing a purse. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2277501/First-criminal-mugshots-taken-Britain-revealed-150-years-featuring-thieves-thugs-conman-impersonated-vicar.html#ixzz3eHZUogIx Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Fascinating old mugshots of North Shields prisoners from the early 1900s: David Lloyd, 1902 (Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums)

Fascinating old mugshots of North Shields prisoners from the early 1900s

Fascinating old mugshots of North Shields prisoners from the early David Lloyd, 1902 (Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums)

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At the beginning of the novel we learn that Tom Joad has just been released from prison. He stayed in prison for 4 years under a homicide charge.

Name: Sarah Cuthill Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 20 July 1916 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: DX1388-1-266-Sarah Cuthill From Tyne & Wear Archives

Name: Sarah Cuthill Arrested for: not given Arrested at: North Shields Police Station Arrested on: 20 July 1916 Tyne and Wear Archives ref: Cuthill From Tyne & Wear Archives

Joseph Hoorwood, 27, (left) was sentenced to seven years for stealing three spades  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2277501/First-criminal-mugshots-taken-Britain-revealed-150-years-featuring-thieves-thugs-conman-impersonated-vicar.html#ixzz3eHZIi5wG  Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Thieves, thugs and a conman who impersonated a vicar: The first-ever criminal mugshots taken in Britain revealed 150 years on

Joseph Hoorwood, was sentenced to seven years for stealing three spades. Bedford Prison Bedfordshire England taken between

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