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At 21, Mrs. H.C. Adams looks every bit the Victorian lady in her mugshot for an arrest in Omaha in 1900 for blackmail.

At 21, Mrs. H.C. Adams looks every bit the Victorian lady in her mugshot for an arrest in Omaha in 1900 for blackmail.

Leonarda Cianciulli. Leonarda was a crafty murderer, she loved to turn her friends into bars of soap and tea cookies, which she then gifted to her neighbors and acquaintances.

Leonarda Cianciulli. Leonarda was a crafty murderer, she loved to turn her friends into bars of soap and tea cookies, which she then gifted to her neighbors and acquaintances.

Dope fiend and thief, 1893 & through the waterfall http://www.pinterest.com/pin/211950726187097924/

Dope fiend and thief, 1893 & through the waterfall http://www.pinterest.com/pin/211950726187097924/

Pictured: The freed slave behind moving letter to old master after he was asked back to work on farm | Mail Online

Pictured: The freed slave behind moving letter to old master after he was asked back to work on farm | Mail Online

Isabella Dodds, 17, was sentenced to four months in jail for stealing a gold watch.  Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mugshots-of-kids-from-the-1800s-2013-11?op=1#ixzz3eHBwXqz3

Isabella Dodds, 17, was sentenced to four months in jail for stealing a gold watch. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mugshots-of-kids-from-the-1800s-2013-11?op=1#ixzz3eHBwXqz3

Minnie Bradley refuses to look at the camera in her Omaha Police Court mug shot. Minnie, 27, and 5 foot 2 inches tall was arrested in Omaha on December 13, 1902 for larceny from a person. She listed her residence on north 11th Street in Omaha and her occupation as prostitute. The description also noted that Minnie wore a wig.

Minnie Bradley refuses to look at the camera in her Omaha Police Court mug shot. Minnie, 27, and 5 foot 2 inches tall was arrested in Omaha on December 13, 1902 for larceny from a person. She listed her residence on north 11th Street in Omaha and her occupation as prostitute. The description also noted that Minnie wore a wig.

Annie Green -- a pickpocket who always chose her victims froml white men in the Barbary Coast -- the police never could get anyone to prosecute her as they would not admit having anything to do with a black woman.

Annie Green -- a pickpocket who always chose her victims froml white men in the Barbary Coast -- the police never could get anyone to prosecute her as they would not admit having anything to do with a black woman.