I found it so difficult to limit the number of images in this post. I think they are so interesting and beautiful.
These photographic portraits come from the archives of the Sydney Police documenting the variety of characters and criminals that passed through their doors in the 1920′s. The images are collated in a new book by Peter Doyle titled “City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948″. I want to own it so badly.
The gritty quality of the black-and-white film, the images lighting and composition, all combined with handwritten text, makes these images both documents of history and works of art. I hope you enjoy them too.
via: la boite verte