Criminal Portraits – Nineteenth Century Mugshots from Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February
Central Library/Lemon Tree FREE

Within the records of Grampian Police held by Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives is an album containing nearly 2000 mugshots of criminals incarcerated at HM General Prison, Perth in the early 1880s. Each of these spellbinding sepia images is accompanied by a card containing personal details of the individuals and the crime they had committed. Together, they hint at stories of hard lives, poverty and desperation.

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