Female Trouble: 19th Century mugshots of women
02.15.2012
11:23 am

Topics:
History

Tags:
Female criminals


 
Jane Farrell: 12-years-old

“Jane Farrell stole 2 boots and was sentenced to do 10 hard days labour.”
 
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums historic Flickr sets are amazing, eye-opening and some times a little heartbreaking. I chose to feature female prisoners from the Newcastle City Gaol and House of Correction dated 1871-1873.

I’ll be honest, some of these women I wouldn’t want to tango with in a dark alley, but most of these faces look so sad and utterly defeated by life. Their faces are aged prematurely by poverty, sickness and simply put, being dealt a shitty hand on the day they were born.
 

 
Agnes Stewart: 28-years-old

“Agnes Stewart was a married lady from Edinburgh and was convicted of the crime - theft of money.”
 
More after the jump…

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