This picture is one of a series of around 2500 "special photographs" taken by New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1930. These "special photographs" were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station, Sydney and are, as curator Peter Doyle explains, of "men and women recently plucked from the street, often still animated by the dramas surrounding their apprehension".

Police mugshots in the 1920s…

"This man refused to open his eyes" - Police mugshots from the old pictures stand.

Plates from a Tailor’s Catalog of Men’s Fashions 1915-16

All these men are wearing a long coat and trousers and a necktie. Some are carrying canes. Most of the men are wearing panama hats and one man is wearing a derby hat.

Famous lawman, Wyatt Earp at his Los Angeles home, age 75. In 1910, the LAPD hired Earp to conduct police business "outside the law." In 1911, he was arrested by the LAPD and charged with attempting to fleece a man in a fake faro game. Earp moved to Hollywood and became an unpaid film consultant for several silent cowboy movies. In the early 1920s, Earp was given the honorary title of Deputy Sheriff in San Bernardino County, California.

Wyatt at home on August at age The last surviving Earp brother and the last surviving participant of the Gunfight at the O. Corral, Wyatt Earp died at home in the Earps' small apartment at 4004 W Street, in Los Angeles, on January 1929 at the age of

Plates from a Tailor’s Catalog of Men’s Fashions 1915-16

Plates from a Tailor’s Catalog of Men’s Fashions I used the model that is second from the right as my Sir Charles silhouette inspiration. The model on the far right served as inspiration for Erskine's silhouette.

Mug shots in the twenties were fabulous!  Herbert Ellis was found in numerous police records of the 1910s, 20s and 30s. He was listed as a house breaker, shop breaker, safe breaker, a receiver of stolen goods and a suspected person. He appears again in 1934 and his convictions include 'goods in custody, indecent language, stealing, receiving and throwing a missile'

The husband who murdered his wife to cover up the fact that he was a SHE and other haunting police mugshots from 1920s Australia

Mug shots in the twenties were fabulous! Herbert Ellis was found in numerous…

1912

In 1912 a morning suit with a cut-away coat was very formal, worn for an afternoon tea or wedding.

Plates from a Tailor’s Catalog of Men’s Fashions 1915-16

Plates from a Tailor’s Catalog of Men’s Fashions Several types of garment are pictured: a clerical frock, a tuxedo, a Prince Albert frock and formal evening dress.

Plates from a Tailor’s Catalog of Men’s Fashions 1915-16

Plates from a Tailor’s Catalog of Men’s Fashions Overcoats. Gentlemen playing shuffleboard on an ocean line.

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