John Scott, Criminal, Mugshot photo, England
John Scott was sentenced to carry out 6 months in Newcastle City Gaol for stealing lead in 1872...Age (on discharge): 29.Height: 5.5½.Hair: Brown.Eyes: Grey.Place of Birth: Newcastle.Status: Married.Occupation: Labourer..These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873...Reference:TWAS: PR.NC/6/1/1214..(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected] purchase a hi-res copy please email [email protected] quoting the title and reference number.
Criminal faces of Newcastle. These images are a selection from an albums of photographs of prisoners and convicted criminals. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums manages a collection of 12 museums and galleries across Tyne and Wear.
A mug shot or mugshot is a photographic portrait of a person from the waist up, typically taken after a person is arrested made with a purpose to have a photographic record for identification purposes by victims, the public and investigators. A typical mug shot is two-part, with one side-view, and one front-view. The paired arrangement may have been inspired by the 1865 prison portraits taken by Alexander Gardner of accused conspirators in the Lincoln assassination trial, though Gardner's photographs were full-body portraits with only the heads turned for the profile shots. The earliest mugshot photos of prisoners may have been taken in Belgium in 1843 and 1844. In the UK, the police of London started taking mugshots in 1846. By 1857, the New York City Police Department had a gallery where daguerreotypes of criminals were displayed.