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(Buzzfeed)   Chicken and ale theft. It's your Mugshot Roundup in the 1870s   ( buzzfeed.com) divider line
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2013-05-20 01:39:11 AM  
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Where are the mugshots of the Robber Barons?

Oh, right.

Of course.
2013-05-20 05:11:26 AM  
1 vote:
There's also plenty of other interesting material on the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museum Flickr page linked at the beginning of the Buzzfeed article. The article only shows a small portion of the entries from the Criminals of 1871-1873 set. These are also worth a view:

Newcastle upon Tyne criminals of the 1930s
Alternative Modelling in the 1940's (not explicit, but possibly NSFW if your workplace is really prudish)
Fairground scenes
The Hoppings
Newcastle in the 1800's
Playing Tricks
2013-05-20 02:59:47 AM  
1 vote:
I don't know when in history it was, but there was a time when clothing and linen were the most expensive items a family owned, except for property.
What struck me is how many of these people may have stolen for necessities (food, clothing) rather than the common pattern today of stealing what you want for recreational drugs, and other "wants".
2013-05-20 02:31:11 AM  
1 vote:
At the young age of 14, Henry Miller was charged with the theft of clothing and sentenced to 14 days of hard labor for his crime.

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Well, he turned out OK I guess
2013-05-20 01:50:41 AM  
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HotWingAgenda: Awful lot of people stealing clothes and bedsheets back then.  Looking at what they were wearing, I'm not surprised.

And yet, none were caught stealing soap.

They were probably stolen from either their employers, or their neighbors.  The girls are the right age to be employed as housekeepers for families of slightly better means, while the boys are about the right age to be employed as grooms, stablehands, and basic cleaners for a tradesman or shopkeeper.  Considering the value of fabric at the time, plus the costs involved in making clothing/bedding/shoes, they were costing their victims serious money. It's not like they swiped a T-shirt from Wal-mart.
2013-05-20 01:43:21 AM  
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Those are some hard 14 and 15 years
2013-05-19 11:53:13 PM  
1 vote:
Who knew police were profiling midgets back in the day.
2013-05-19 07:58:21 PM  
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Four months for stealing ale? How long does he get for sacking Winterfell?
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