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Mugs in the Jug: British Edition

Hey everyone! Remember that post I wrote about 1920s mug shots from Australia? Well, now I’ve got a whole bunch of new ones…from England! 😀 This particular collection comes from a scrapbook by former New Scotland Yard detective Herbert Mew, … Continue reading

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“I understand the doctor said he got tonsillitis”: a story from The Professional Thief

Last week I wrote a review of The Professional Thief, a book about the lifeways of professional thieves in the 1920s.  Today, I thought I’d give you a brief story from that book.  This particular incident comes from one of … Continue reading

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Primary Source Book Review: The Professional Thief, by Edwin Sutherland and Chic Connall, 1937

  Ever wonder what it would be like to be a professional thief in 1925? Well, wonder no more! In his study The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief, Annotated and Interpreted by Edwin H. Sutherland, Indiana University sociologist Edwin … Continue reading

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Mugs in the Jug: 1920s Mugshots

“Of what good could can these twisted and unnatural faces be?  Were their owners met in the streets their countenances would be composed…No one would know them then.  Well, that is all wrong…The sun has been too quick for them, … Continue reading

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