A nice collection of Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920’s. I love mugshots, especially old ones. I think there is something really hounest and transparent about them, you can really see the shame, or in some cases pride, in peoples eyes and quite often they are absolutely brilliant portraits. I also love the clothes, it’s a nice documentation of yesterdays fashion, how people really dressed when they didn’t know they were going to have their picture taken. Look at these photos and try to figure out why they have been arrested. Who was a drunk, a gangster, a murderer, a thief or a prostitute. Taken from the French blog La boite verte, there is a lot more mugshots there. These images originally comes from the book: City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948.

Australian mugshots from the 1920's

Australian mugshots from the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

Australian mugshots taken in a Sydney police station in the 1920's

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