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June 21, 2011

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Anna

Most of them look like they're doing a fashion shoot.

Brilliant collection.

David

Yes, there’s more than a hint of vogueing. And the wearing of oversized hats hadn’t yet been outlawed.

Ian

William Stanley Moore ... “Associates with water front thieves.”

Oh, he's an MUA official then

John D

The early years of the Guild of Evil...?

Frank

The fourth one down at that link is interesting.


When ‘Harry Leon Crawford’, hotel cleaner of Stanmore was arrested and charged with wife murder he was revealed to be in fact Eugeni Falleni, a woman and mother, who had been passing as a man since 1899. In 1914, as ‘Harry Crawford’, Falleni had married the widow Annie Birkett. Three years later, shortly after she announced to a relative that she had found out ‘something amazing about Harry’, Birkett disappeared.

Three years is a long time to work something like that out.

John D

shortly after she announced to a relative that she had found out ‘something amazing about Harry’, Birkett disappeared.

Definitely the Guild of Evil.

jones

I note that they were allowed to smoke in the watch-house.

We must have a healthier breed of psychopath nowadays.

Jason Bontrager

Ah, the good old days, when thugs at least had a decent fashion sense and knew how to pull their pants up.

SpencerDavid

they are all clean shaven.

newbie

#20 "This man refused to open his eyes". :)

BenSix

I like Sid's balancing act with his hat. You can see his eyes craning upwards,

"Christ, I hope this doesn't topple off mid-shot..."

Martin Adamson

Number 06 Joseph Messenger Found guilty on all counts of non-possession of a tie, cravat, kerchief or any viable form of neck fastening. The Director of Public Prosecutions recommended that charges of wearing an unbuttoned waistcoat be dropped on a legal technicality, in that the investigating officer inserted the wrong date on the arrest form. The jury accepted his explanation that he did not have a hat on the grounds that it had been blown into Sydney Harbour by a pantechnicon which passed him at high speed, and acquitted him on those charges. Summing up, the Judge warned Messenger that if he continued to make a habit of not properly buttoning his spats, he must expect a long period of penal servitude at his next appearance before the Bench.

Rich Rostrom

SpencerDavid: they are all clean shaven.

Not quite: #18, E J Montague, has a little mustache, and #5, Ah Low, has some chin-whiskers.

sackcloth and ashes

'Three years is a long time to work something like that out'.

Remember the case of Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu.

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