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This might interest some of you. Over at Devil's Island I have a thread on which I post good pictures of examples of clothing from early (ish) days in Australia. The best pictures are actually Sydney police mugshots from the 1920s. Its easy enough to find pictures of the ascendancy and well off as this is the most recorded. I'm interested in what the well dressed street wear of the ordinary men was.
Jeebus! Some 100 year old SF approved WAYWRN stuff in AUSTRALIA. And I at the knit tie and no break 2" cuff thing. The double jacket buttons and the 'slash' breast pocket are very interesting. Wonder if someone would turn up on our WAYWRN in a jacket with those details whether he be flamed for being douchey and too fashion forward? :P
post #2852 of 56086
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
FXH,
Wasn't there an exhibition going around Australia a year or two back featuring old mug shots and police records?

I always meant to see it but never got around to it.

jaypee- I think so.

I'm more interested in the clothes than the fact they are mugshots. Strangely the photographer must have been really really good as they are very clear.

In addition he (presuming its a he) has allowed the crims to pose as they wish.

So what we have is a contemporary of the times WAYWT collection. I assume that people didn't have a chance to go home and get freshened up but were under arrest (usually a bit of a surprise).

Its safe to assume that these people didn't have loads of $, not many criminals do despite media myth making, and also that mostly these people are not of the middle class, so the clothing is a good record of smart street wear.
post #2853 of 56086
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
jaypee- I think so.

I'm more interested in the clothes than the fact they are mugshots. Strangely the photographer must have been really really good as they are very clear.

In addition he (presuming its a he) has allowed the crims to pose as they wish.

So what we have is a contemporary of the times WAYWT collection. I assume that people didn't have a chance to go home and get freshened up but were under arrest (usually a bit of a surprise).

Its safe to assume that these people didn't have loads of $, not many criminals do despite media myth making, and also that mostly these people are not of the middle class, so the clothing is a good record of smart street wear.

Gents,

There is actually a book from that exhibition called 'City of Shadows' by Peter Doyle. It's got quite a lot of mugshots with a lot of dapper crim's. It also has a lot of photos of undeveloped Sydney from back in the '20's. Very interesting if you can get your hands on a copy.
post #2854 of 56086
Interesting posts, fxh. The book jhof5421 mentions from the exhibition is still available. Even book depository and fishpond have it in stock.
post #2855 of 56086
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Originally Posted by jhof5421 View Post
Gents,

There is actually a book from that exhibition called 'City of Shadows' by Peter Doyle. It's got quite a lot of mugshots with a lot of dapper crim's. It also has a lot of photos of undeveloped Sydney from back in the '20's. Very interesting if you can get your hands on a copy.

It's a fascinating book. Well worth a look if you are of a historial bent.
post #2856 of 56086
I think they are using some of the photos from the exhibition/book for promotion of the upcoming Underbelly series, which is apparently set in the '20s.
post #2857 of 56086
Thanks Jeremy!

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Originally Posted by mercury View Post
Interesting posts, fxh.

The book jhof5421 mentions from the exhibition is still available. Even book depository and fishpond have it in stock.

Sad to see Borders going broke, i like that store. They just cant compete with the above mentioned though
post #2858 of 56086
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post
I think they are using some of the photos from the exhibition/book for promotion of the upcoming Underbelly series, which is apparently set in the '20s.

After that Underbelly is going all 1880s...

post #2859 of 56086
About the razor gangs on Sydney, cant wait! I have a strange interest in that era of Australian crime
post #2860 of 56086
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Thanks Jeremy!



Sad to see Borders going broke, i like that store. They just cant compete with the above mentioned though

Is that actually going to mean something for their Oz stores? I bought a magazine in one of their stores today and they have such a great range...
post #2861 of 56086
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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
FXH,
Wasn't there an exhibition going around Australia a year or two back featuring old mug shots and police records?

I always meant to see it but never got around to it.

There have been a couple of shows with this theme one featured mug shots from the 1920's to early 1940's. The second was a show with just images from Sydney in the same time frame they captions and explanations had been lost along with another identifying information.

The mugshots are an extensive glass plate collection I think its held at UWS the show was on at the Police and Justice Museum in Circular Quay. Saw both of them.
post #2862 of 56086
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http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=225925

You can check shipping on the site before submitting an order.
I pay around $50 for shoe trees locally, so it works out cheaper through Cedarville (including shipping).

Thanks will drop them a line

Just listening to the news about Angus & Robertson and Borders going down the drain bad for the loss of the jobs. But sadly I have not bought a book inshore for at least three years now.

And worse Abels Music has now gone so there is no where to walkin and just buy a Classical or Jazz CD in Canberra. FTFAJ.
post #2863 of 56086
The reports I read today is that the Australian Borders won't be affected. It's Borders in the US that is going bankrupt. Oz stores owned and operated by a different company. The one here in Canberra is always packed.
post #2864 of 56086
Nevermind, just read it on the news. Dang.
post #2865 of 56086
It's tough, but you can't compete with online sellers with the prices Borders wanted to charge. Personally I blame the pusillanimous decision by the Federal government to perpetuate the scandalous import restrictions that underpin such high prices here. The booksellers screamed blue murder about that, but were ignored because of the professed need to look after Australian authors. Well, when we have no bookshops left, local authors won't be looking too good either.
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