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Prisoner James Geary: mugshots and rap sheet 1865-1896

Mugshots of locally born Tasmanian prisoner James Geary (1844-1897?) from 1874-1893
Left:     Photographed by Thomas Nevin, 20th February 1874 at the Police Office, Hobart Gaol… 883 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

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? 3,277 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

The Millbank Prison Photographer 1888

When Thomas J. Nevin photographed prisoners in Tasmania in the decade 1870-1880, he posed the prisoner in semi-profile, torso sometimes visible to the waist. No particular emphasis was placed on capturing marks, tattoos, and disfigurement of the hands. 1,338 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

Mugshots removed: William Ford 1886

Above: William Ford, prisoner, booking photographs taken on 27 July 1886 when he was “disposed of by the Supreme Court”. On the left, a semi profile photograph without hat, unframed; on the right, torso facing front, gaze deflected down and to left, wearing hat, framed as an oval carte-de-visite. 275 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

Two mugshots of Hugh Cohen/ Cowen/ Cowan 1878

These two images of Tasmanian prisoner Hugh Cohen (or Cowan/Cowen) differ slightly in details of his scarf arrangement and shirt collar. The two photographs as captures were taken at different sittings only a short time apart by Thomas J. 3,023 more words

19th Century Prison Photography

Prisoner mugshots by Constable John Nevin to 1890

Constable William John Nevin (1851-1891), younger brother of professional photographer Thomas J. Nevin, died suddenly of typhoid fever on 17th June, 1891. The earliest date on record of… 889 more words

19th Century Prison Photography