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The wanted Victorian women: Historic mugshots reveal the cunning faces of England’s Nineteenth Century bad girls

The wanted Victorian women: Historic mugshots reveal the cunning faces of England’s Nineteenth Century bad girls

Another time traveler - Tyne Daly? -The wanted Victorian women: Historic mugshots reveal the cunning faces of England’s Nineteenth Century bad girls

articles and pictures taken from The Illustrated Police News. Reflects the tastes of the period. The Illustrated Police News, covering all the most shocking crimes and curious cases of the day. Children severely flogged Two ragged and helpless urchins, named John Levitt and Frank Rafferty. aged eleven and nine years respectively, were brought up in custody charged with stealing two pigeons, the property of Mr. John Rhodes of Knottingley, Yorkshire, England on the previous Thursday.

articles and pictures taken from The Illustrated Police News. Reflects the tastes of the period. The Illustrated Police News, covering all the most shocking crimes and curious cases of the day.

The finger stocks would have been used to hold children's fingers behind their backs to prevent fidgeting.These are a replica version, but serve well to give modern children a taste of Victorian punishment. Wooden with ribbon ties. Each half of the stock measures about 5cm x 11cm.

The finger stocks would have been used to hold children's fingers behind their backs to prevent fidgeting.These are a replica version, but serve well to give modern children a taste of Victorian punishment. Wooden with ribbon ties. Each half of the stock measures about 5cm x 11cm.

Victorian mugshot - Robert Charlton, 16, was imprisoned for four months for stealing two pairs of boots

Fagin's children: Mugshots of Victorian thieves as young as 11 who were sentenced to hard labour for stealing clothes and metal

Victorian mugshot - Robert Charlton, was imprisoned for four months for stealing two pairs of boots

Picking oakum: a brutal and tortuous fiber "craft". Unraveling old rope was one way the Victorians punished criminals and the poor.

Prisoners, Poverty and Picking Oakum - a look into a dark corner of fiber history

Education has come along way..No one realize how difficult handwriting is compared to Regular printing. I had to learn handwriting but once 1997 came around it was replaced with regular printing.

These appalling Victorian school punishments are a reminder that things weren't always so good for school kids and that history has been lucky to us

There was a shortage of prison accommodation in the Victorian era, so long-term prisoners were transferred to provincial prisons, or to the dreaded hulks. The hulks were decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich. They were dark, damp and verminous and few prisoners managed to escape. This is a cross-section of a hulk called the Defence, published in Henry Mayhew’s The Criminal Prisons of London, in 1862.

The hulks were decommissioned warships anchored in the mud off Woolwich. This is a cross-section of a hulk called the Defence, published in Henry Mayhew’s The Criminal Prisons of London, in

Victorian crime & punishment - A-Wing HM Prison Gloucester, England

a classic Victorian prison with wings three tiers high . and the sagging safety netting stretched between the upper floors.

Starting young: An 11-year-old girl named as Ellen Woodman was given a week of hard labour for stealing iron, while accomplice Rosanne Watson, 13 (right) was given the same punishment

Fagin's children: Mugshots of Victorian thieves as young as 11 who were sentenced to hard labour for stealing clothes and metal

Rosanna Watson - Striking mug shots reveal child 'criminals' of England Rosanna Watson was sentenced to seven days hard labor for stealing iron with her accomplices Mary Catherine Docherty, Ellen Woodman and Mary Hinnigan.

A cheap and sensationalist 'Penny Dreadful' from Victorian  London during the Ripper era.

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'Penny Dreadful' from Victorian London during the Ripper era. The death of Whitechapel's second victim: Annie Chapman