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Edwardian Criminal Faces of North Shields – Vintage Mugshots of Women in the early 1900s

Here’s what looked like the British criminal women in the 1900s! These vintage portraits are from a photo album of prisoners, brought before the police court of North Shields in the 1900s. Most of these women were arrested for shoplifting and larceny. A series of photos from the collection of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, also published on their Flickr.

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

criminal women from 1900

Images © Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums