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Henry Singleton aka Harry the Tinker who pinches books

Who was Henry Singleton aka Richard Pinches aka Harry the Tinker aka Henry Salterton, really? And who was his companion Elizabeth Wilder aka Mrs Poole or Singleton aka Elizabeth Singleton – his mistress, his wife or his daughter? 2,630 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

Carnal knowledge of children: convictions 1860s-1880s

Jurors’ entrance, PCHS Campbell St Gaol Hobart
Photo copyright © KLW NFC 2011

Photographer Thomas J. Nevin was exposed to the most pitiful of criminals if not to their actual crimes when he captured their portraits for police records in Tasmania from the 1870s to the 1880s. 2,425 more words

19th Century Prison Photography