Our Victorian mugshot of the day is Samuel Crowley, who was charged with “having skeleton keys” in October 1862. We have been reviewing some of the earlier mugshots in England from West Midlands. These Birmingham mugshots offer a unique insights into the period.
Crowley is most likely a burglar. Indeed, he looks about like what I would expect a Victorian burglar to look like. He has that certain “crafty as a fox” look.