Samuel Sweet was convicted of stealing lead on 26 December 1872 and was given a sentence of two months hard labour.
Age (on discharge): 24
Height: 5’ 5”
Place of Birth: Newcastle upon Tyne
These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 - 1873.
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Plumber steals lead. Was he stealing from his building sites, I wonder.
He looks like a young Richard Stilgoe :-) A very old looking 24 year old.
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Funnily enough that was our first reaction as well - tends to date us a bit!
Yeah he looks extremely old for 24.. Must of had a hard paper rund.. Got snap thanks