35 Vintage Mugshots That Prove They Don’t Make Female Criminals Like They Used To

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Dorothy Mort, 32, convicted of murdering her lover, a young doctor named Claude Tozer. 1921.Sydney Living Museums

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Alice Fisher, 41, served two consecutive sentences of four months for larceny. New South Wales. 1919.Sydney Living Museums

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Laura Belle Devlin murdered and dismembered her 75-year-old husband with a hacksaw, throwing some of him in the wood stove and the rest in their backyard in Newark, Ohio. 1947.Bettmann/Getty Images

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Amy Lee was described in court as a “good looking girl until she fell victim to the foul practice” of snorting cocaine. New South Wales. 1930.Sydney Living Museums

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Eugenia Falleni, alias Harry Crawford, spent most of her life masquerading as a man. In 1913, Falleni married a widow, Annie Birkett, whom she later murdered. The case whipped the public into a frenzy as they clamored for details of the “man-woman” murderer. New South Wales. 1920.Sydney Living Museums

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Clara Randall reported to police that her flat had been broken into and a quantity of jewelry stolen. It was later discovered she had pawned the jewelry for cash. New South Wales. 1923.Sydney Living Museums

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Alice Clarke, 42, was convicted of selling liquor without a license from a private residence. New South Wales. 1916.Sydney Living Museums

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Catherine Flynn, 34, was sentenced to six months in Newcastle, England for stealing money. 1871. twm_news/Flickr

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Kathleen Ward had convictions for drunkenness, indecent language, and theft. She obviously enjoyed thumbing her nose at the authorities, as she deliberately fluttered her eyes to ruin this long-exposure mugshot. New South Wales. 1925.Sydney Living Museums

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Jeanne Malpet, 51, arrested as an anarchist in Paris. 1894.Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Isabella McQue, arrested for stealing a sealskin coat. North Shields, England. 1915.twm_news/Flickr

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Valerie Lowe was arrested for breaking into an army warehouse and stealing boots and overcoats, among other theft charges. New South Wales. 1922.Sydney Living Museums

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Teenager Annie Gunderson was charged with stealing a fur coat from a Sydney, Australia department store. 1922.Sydney Living Museums

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Esther Eggers, 22, charged with malicious injury to property and wounding a police officer with intent to do grievous bodily harm. New South Wales. 1919.Sydney Living Museums

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Elizabeth Singleton had multiple convictions for soliciting and was described in police records as a “common prostitute.” New South Wales. 1927.Sydney Living Museums

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Alice Adeline Cooke of New South Wales, Australia. Convicted of bigamy and theft. By the age of 24, Cooke had amassed a number of aliases and at least two husbands. 1922. Sydney Living Museums

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Emily Hemsworth, 24, killed her three-week-old son but could not remember any details of the murder. She was found not guilty due to insanity. New South Wales. 1925. Sydney Living Museums

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Mary Brewis, arrested for larceny of coal. North Shields, England. 1908.twm_news/Flickr

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Catherine O’Neill, arrested in New York for an unspecified crime. 1906.Library of Congress

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Clotilde Adnet, 19, arrested as an anarchist in Paris. Circa 1891–1895.Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Nellie Cameron, 21, was one of Sydney’s best-known, and most desired, prostitutes. 1930.Sydney Living Museums

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Edith Ashton was a backyard abortionist who also dabbled in theft and fencing stolen goods. New South Wales. 1929.Sydney Living Museums

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Eileen May O’Connor, 17, arrested for stealing a wallet. New South Wales. 1927.Sydney Living Museums

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Annette Soubrier, 28, arrested as an anarchist in Paris. Date unspecified.Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ellen Healey, arrested for stealing a pair of boots. North Shields, England. 1908.twm_news/Flickr

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Elizabeth Ruddy, a career criminal who was convicted on theft charges. New South Wales. 1915.Sydney Living Museums

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Jane Cartner, 22, stole a silver watch and was sentenced to six months in Newcastle, England. 1871.twm_news/Flickr

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Phyllis Carmier stabbed her “bludger,” or pimp, to death during a violent altercation. She attracted much sympathy in the media, who labeled her crime a justifiable homicide. New South Wales. 1921.Sydney Living Museums

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Lillian Tibbs, arrested for petty larceny in North Shields, England. 1914.twm_news/Flickr

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Mary Rubina Brownlee, convicted of unlawfully using an instrument to procure a miscarriage. She was sentenced to 12 months light labor, but her male accomplice was acquitted. New South Wales. 1923.Sydney Living Museums

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Maud M. Garmey, arrested for theft in North Shields, England. 1905.twm_news/Flickr

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Elizabeth Cross, arrested for larceny. North Shields, England. 1906.twm_news/Flickr

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Elizabeth M. Cambettie, arrested for stealing a skirt. North Shields, England. 1906. twm_news/Flickr

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Susan Joice, stole money from a gas meter. North Shields, England. 1903.twm_news/Flickr

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Mabel Smith, arrested for larceny. North Shields, England. 1903.twm_news/Flickr

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