35 Amazing Mugshots From the Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties was a golden era for criminals when rapid societal change led to the opening up of new illicit markets for entrepreneurial felons. Fast times bred new crimes creating policing challenges ranging from reckless joyriders to the emergence of the Mafia and razor gangs. New South Wales Police Department photographers captured the zeitgeistContinue reading “35 Amazing Mugshots From the Roaring Twenties”

Beautiful Vintage Photos That Show Life in Southern Australia in the 1940s.

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign transcontinental country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest,Continue reading “Beautiful Vintage Photos That Show Life in Southern Australia in the 1940s.”

Incredible Colorized Images of Australia’s Most Notorious Female Criminals of the Early 20th Century

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 CentralContinue reading “Incredible Colorized Images of Australia’s Most Notorious Female Criminals of the Early 20th Century”

57 Vintage Photos of Sydney, Australia in the early 1900s Volume 2

Sydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales, and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal NationalContinue reading “57 Vintage Photos of Sydney, Australia in the early 1900s Volume 2”

57 Vintage Photos of Sydney, Australia in the early 1900s Volume 1

Sydney is the capital city of the state of New South Wales, and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal NationalContinue reading “57 Vintage Photos of Sydney, Australia in the early 1900s Volume 1”

50 Amazing Photographs That Show Australian Life During the 1970s and 1980s

Reynolds Mark “Rennie” Ellis (1940-2003) was a social and social-documentary photographer who also worked as an advertising copywriter, seaman, lecturer and television presenter over the course of his life. However he is best remembered for his observations of Australian life. Indeed some of his photos have become icons of what we now call “Australiana”. EllisContinue reading “50 Amazing Photographs That Show Australian Life During the 1970s and 1980s”