35 Menacing Mugshots Of Female Criminals From The Late 19th & Early 20th Century

Dorothy Mort, 32, convicted of murdering her lover, a young doctor named Claude Tozer. 1921.
Alice Fisher, 41, served two consecutive sentences of four months for larceny. New South Wales. 1919.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alice Clarke, 42, was convicted of selling liquor without a license from a private residence. New South Wales. 1916.
Catherine Flynn, 34, was sentenced to six months in Newcastle, England for stealing money. 1871.
Kathleen Ward had convictions for drunkenness, indecent language, and theft. New South Wales. 1925.
Jeanne Malpet, 51, arrested as an anarchist in Paris. 1894.
Isabella McQue, arrested for stealing a sealskin coat. North Shields, England. 1915.
Valerie Lowe was arrested for breaking into an army warehouse and stealing boots and overcoats, among other theft charges. New South Wales. 1922.
Teenager Annie Gunderson was charged with stealing a fur coat from a Sydney, Australia department store. 1922.
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.
Elizabeth Singleton had multiple convictions for soliciting and was described in police records as a “common prostitute.” New South Wales. 1927.
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.
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.
Mary Brewis, arrested for larceny of coal. North Shields, England. 1908.
Catherine O’Neill, arrested in New York for an unspecified crime. 1906.
Clotilde Adnet, 19, arrested as an anarchist in Paris. Circa 1891–1895.
Nellie Cameron, 21, was one of Sydney’s best-known, and most desired, prostitutes. 1930.
Edith Ashton was a backyard abortionist who also dabbled in theft and fencing stolen goods. New South Wales. 1929.
Eileen May O’Connor, 17, arrested for stealing a wallet. New South Wales. 1927.
Annette Soubrier, 28, arrested as an anarchist in Paris. 1894.
Ellen Healey, arrested for stealing a pair of boots. North Shields, England. 1908.
Elizabeth Ruddy, a career criminal who was convicted on theft charges. New South Wales. 1915.
Jane Cartner, 22, stole a silver watch and was sentenced to six months in Newcastle, England. 1871.
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.
Lillian Tibbs, arrested for petty larceny in North Shields, England. 1914.
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.
Maud M. Garmey, arrested for theft in North Shields, England. 1905.
Elizabeth Cross, arrested for larceny. North Shields, England. 1906.
Elizabeth M. Cambettie, arrested for stealing a skirt. North Shields, England. 1906.
Susan Joice, stole money from a gas meter. North Shields, England. 1903.
Mabel Smith, arrested for larceny. North Shields, England. 1903.

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