National Media Museum
Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons
Dates: 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present
Crime and Punishment Collection includes:
Criminal posing chair c.1880. Object number 1990-5036/8600.
Mug-shots from Wormwood Scrubs Prison c. 1890. Object number 1987-5218/1 These show how mug-shots would use an angled mirror to essentially take two angles at once, and it nicely shows that hands would be in the shot to show any identifying marks.
Gandolfi brand camera, c. 1930, commissioned by the Home Office for use in HM prisons. Object number 1983-833
A silver gelatin photograph entitled Dessau͛ by Henry Cariter-Bresson, 1945, part of his documentary about French prisoners of war and refugees. Object number 1983-5226. Copyright may be an issue for this.
A silver gelatin print of Strangeways Prison by Nick Hedges. Object number 1983-5235/751. Copyright may be an issue for this.
A silver gelatin by a photographer working for The Daily Herald entitled ͚Captured German prisoner with beard and a cap͛, 1944.Object number 1983-5236/12918. Copyright may be an issue for this.
There are various files in the Daily Herald Archive t (F196/D4; F197/D1).
Several albumin prints by Captain Lewis of Pentonville prisoners engaged in various forms of manual labour, c. 1871. (E.g. carpet weaving, shoe making). Object numbers 1987-5180/81/82/83.
Kodak Duo 620 camera that was used by Mark Quinn to take pictures of his prison camp in Thailand in the late 1930s. Object number 1990-5036/4186.
A photograph by John Burke entitled 'Halt of Prisoners from Bassaule', showing soldiers of the 45 Rattray͛s Sikh Regiment guarding Afghan prisoners, c. 1878. Object number 1990-5036/6040/15.
6 report sheets on convicted prisoners from the North of England with photographs, c. 1873-1874. Object number 1991-5046
A wanted poster – object number 1991-5034.
A book of police photographs with personal and criminal records of prisoners, 1900-1910. Object number 1991-5083. This is quite an extensive document.
One black and white print by Chris Steel-Perkins entitled 'Prisoners in punishment cell, USSR.͛ Object number 1992-5051. Copyright may be an issue.
A photograph in an album of confederate prisoners of war, taken in 1882. Object number 1995-5001/1/12
Bradford BD1 1NQ, United Kingdom
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