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Must-See Shocking Vintage Mugshots from the 1920s

Mug shot of Barbara Turner, 10 October 1921, Central Police Station, Sydney.

Special Photograph no. 570. Special Photograph no. 570. Barbara Turner (alias Tierney, Tiernan, Taylor, Florence Gillespie or Jessi Turner, sometimes known as Barbara Turner Taylor) was a ‘confidence woman’ who operated in Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and Perth from the 1890s until the 1920s, and possibly beyond. This photograph was taken after she was arrested for defrauding one Henry Placings in Sydney of 106 pounds, by borrowing against a forged cheque, for which she received a year’s imprisonment.

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