|Source: Cropped from frontispiece of The rogues' gallery: portraits from life of burglars, receivers, forgers, cracksmen, smashers, bank sneaks, house thieves, swell mobsmen, pickpockets, swindlers, & tricksters / by the authors of 'Police!' C.T. Clarkson and J.H. Richardson ; illustrated by Harry Parkes (London: Field & Tuer, the Leadenhall Press, E.C., 1890); 18 cm. Call # Juvenile 0166 Link to licence Link to picture on Flickr|
Can you believe that it's Easter next week? Plenty to choose from this week as we head down the slippery slope - from Nobblers and cracksmen to Australian women and their professions.
And don't miss the tour at the Queensland State Archives if you haven't been on one before. Nancy and I were lucky to catch one last Saturday. We weren't allowed to take photos but I can tell you that the vellichor was magnificent. (Thanks to the Maleny Bookshop that put me on to that term) And yes, I know, that State Archives isn't a bookshop but you get what I'm saying, I'm sure.
A very big thank you to Cynthia and her team at Queensland State Archives for making our day a busy yet satisfying one....more of that in another blog post...I'm still wading my way through all the digital images !