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Ethel Moore (alias Ethel Kranz), Special photograph number D86, 16 June 1930, Central Police Station, Sydney
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Title:
Ethel Moore (alias Ethel Kranz), Special photograph number D86, 16 June 1930, Central Police Station, Sydney
Creator:
New South Wales. Police Dept.
Date:
1930
Format:
Glass plate negative: b&w; 4.75 x 6.5
Subject:
Description:
NSW Police Gazette, 2 July 1930, p. 522: Ethel Moore aged 36, was charged with unlawfully having drugs in her possession, sentenced to four months light labour.
This picture is one of a series of around 2500 "special photographs" taken by New South Wales Police Department photographers between 1910 and 1930. These "special photographs" were mostly taken in the cells at the Central Police Station, Sydney and are, as curator Peter Doyle explains, of "men and women recently plucked from the street, often still animated by the dramas surrounding their apprehension". Doyle suggests that, compared with the subjects of prison mug shots, "the subjects of the Special Photographs seem to have been allowed - perhaps invited - to position and compose themselves for the camera as they liked. Their photographic identity thus seems constructed out of a potent alchemy of inborn disposition, personal history, learned habits and idiosyncrasies, chosen personal style (haircut, clothing, accessories) and physical characteristics."
Published in:
Peter Doyle Crooks like us Historic Houses Trust of NSW, 2009, p. 286.
Source:
Justice & Police Museum ; FP07_0002_011
Rights:
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Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
46363