"Providence, which spurn’d Eddie living, now reveres him dead, and treasures every memory connected with him. The hotel where he stopt, the churchyard where he wander’d, the house and garden where he courted his inamorata, the Athenaeum where he us’d to dream and ramble thro’ the corridors—all are still with us, and as by a miracle absolutely unchang’d even to the least detail."
HP Lovecraft on Edgar Allan Poe in a letter to Frank Belknap Long. Feb 1924. Via the Necronomicon Providence newsletter.
"Group of Criminals Central 1921" Central Police Station, Sydney (via The Justice & Police Museum, Sydney Historic Houses Trust)
One of a series of about 2500 photos taken by New South Wales Police Dept photographers 1910-1930. Pictures of this type were taken in the cells at the police station and featured newly arrested individuals who were encouraged to pose however they wanted.
Drucilla Strain, Ziegfeld Girl. 1929. Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston via trialsanderrors. Her career spanned 1929-1946. From the Alfred Cheney Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress. This picture is in the public domain.
Forensic Photography Archive →
Unusual mug shots from the 1920s. Part of the Forensic Photography Archive at the Justice & Police Museum in Australia. Click on the links at the left of each record (Open/1, Open/2) to see the photos and read about them.
William Stanley Moore, May 1925. From the NSW Police Gazette (July, 28 1926): “Opium dealer. Operates with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine. A wharf labourer; associates with water front thieves and drug traders.”
William Munro, Sep 1924. Charged with receiving stolen goods to the value of 536 pounds 4 shillings and 1 penny.
Vera Crichton, Feb 1924. Charged, along with three others, with “conspiring together to procure a miscarriage” on a third woman.
B. Smith, Gertrude Thompson and Vera McDonald. Arrested in a police raid of a “house frequented by reputed thieves”.
Hampton Hirscham, Cornellius Joseph Keevil, William Thomas O’Brien and James O’Brien, July 1921. Arrested over a robbery at the home of a bookmaker.