Stunning Police Mugshots from the 1920's (15 Photos)

As photography became cheaper and more mainstream in the 1910's, police departments across the world began taking photos that would later be called "mugshots".  However, at the start of the 1920's, there was no guidebook on what they should look like.  Thankfully the Sydney Museum preserved these amazing, stylized photos that give a rare look in to life in the 1920's.  15 Photos follow...

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August 5, 1924 - Guiseppe Fiorio aka "Permontto".  This photo of the dapper, confident Mr. Fiori wasn't accompanied with an entry in the police gazette, but sources say he was an accomplished safe-breaker.  

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August 19, 1927 - Ernes James Montague.  Unknown charges.  

 

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April 12, 1920, "Silent Tom" Richards and T Ross Walton.   Unknown charges.