Mesmerizing colorized photos show the most notorious female criminals in 1920s Australia, including the fearsome London born razor-gang leader Matilda Devine.
These pictures are from a series of around 2,500 “special photographs” taken by the New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1930. They were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station, Sydney.
This series of expertly colorized pictures looks into the souls of their female counterparts Down Under, many of whom were British immigrants. The pictures have been colorized by Matt Loughrey of My Colorful Past.
(Original photographs by The Sydney Justice & Police Museum / Colorized by My Colorful Past)