Sorry about last week - I got dragged into the celebrations of Christmas a little too much and the house was full of visitors and grandchildren and my Sepia duties got pushed out of the way. We are back this week with a Sepia theme that reminds us that those olden days could often be cruel. Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums have a collection of photographs of young criminals - children in many cases, sent to prison for stealing the most basic of things. There is a beauty in some of these old photographs which is only matched by the sadness of the circumstances that brought them into being. As usual, you can follow the theme, or ignore it - all you have to do is to share an old photograph on or around Saturday 7th January 2023, and add a link to the list below.
Yay, Alan's back, and so is Gail. I'm just sitting pretty and pink here in Black Mountain keeping warm. I do hope more of our old buddies show up again! Oh, and I have another potpouri of photos.
As far as I know, I don't have any photos of criminals; but I'm grabbing the opportunity to dive into the topic of "phrenology", which (in the past) has also been used in criminology... Post entitled "It's All in Your Head" ;)
Thanks for a beautiful image to start 2023, Alan. I've chosen a simple postcard to illustrate how the same image can have different interpretations depending on its color.
I used a mugshot of my husband from 1972, along with some police reports and warnings.
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