Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Categories: History | North America

These pictures and details of the arrest were taken from old news newspapers of the American city of New Castle and allow us to imagine the criminal everyday life of the pre-war and post-war time. Such photos are called mugshots (from the English "mug" - face). Mugshot was invented in the USA by Alan Pinkerton, the famous detective of the XIX century. Initially, the purpose of mugshots was to identify criminals when there was no other way.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Alexander Aldan, 21 years old, intentional damage to property with explosives, July 5, 1941.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Alice Steele, 25, drunkenness and disorderly conduct, August 24, 1936.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Andrew Masters, 47, drunk driving, April 26, 1948.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Anna Craven, 22, disorderly conduct, July 14, 1946.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Anthony Decaprio, 19, murder, October 12, 1937.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Bernard Dickey, 34, assault, May 28, 1948.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Bill Harlan, 17, armed robbery, March 11, 1933.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Carl Er Van Houten, 39, intentional damage to property using explosives, October 26, 1938.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Charles Kruger, 35, assault and battery, February 4, 1942.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Charles Stith, 22, robbery, October 10, 1946.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

David Clemons, 20, disorderly conduct, September 20, 1936.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Earl Brian, 53, embezzlement, April 21, 1948.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Edwin Duff, 43, drunk driving, December 20, 1942.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Elizabeth Miller, 41, violation of the law on the sale of alcohol, June 5, 1948.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

George Agnew, 61, arrested for dealing with counterfeit checks, September 8, 1936.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

George Welkey, 22, counterfeiter, November 28, 1941.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Gerald Schooley, 19, arson, July 5, 1940.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Guy Charles Bailey, 22, drunk driving, July 27, 1948.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Helen Carter, 22, resisting a police officer, July 22, 1934.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

James Hall, disorderly conduct, August 19, 1944.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

James Lane, 22, suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl, June 9, 1947.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Janet Borland, 22, car theft, February 8, 1936.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Robert Cole, 21, armed robbery, March 23, 1940.

Historical pictures of criminals of the 1930s and 1940s

Robert Watkins, 16, assault, August 16, 1944.

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