Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Australia's shadiest sheilas"

Harry Crawford
Eugenia Falleni
Proving that mug shots never show your "best side", this grim collection struck me as more representative than what we would see today. I think much more serious crimes would be necessary for  a women to be incarcerated now.  And isn't it interesting so many were guilty of "backroom abortions" that led to death or serious injury.

Also, it is timely given an film that features "a women who played a man" - Albert Nobbs - is up for an Academy Award in a few weeks with Glenn Close in the title role.   These photo's show that - even 90 years ago - this was not impossible.   Harry Crawford was Eugenia Falleni.

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