The Thief - painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa
Postcard image after a painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa La Ladrona ("The Thief") in the los Tiros art gallery in Granada, Spain. Painted in about 1900, showing a female criminal standing in the street, shackled to the wall by her neck and wrists - displayed as a warning to others. Date: circa 1900
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
The Eastcastle Street Robbery, 1952
A page from the Illustrated London News, detailing the Eastcastle Street Robbery of 1952, when a Post Office van was hijacked and it's contents, 200, 000 in soiled notes, were stolen. The scene of the crime, the stolen mail van, the bolt cutters and raincoat found at the scene of the crime are detailed. The crime was never solved, and the money never recovered.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Long John Silver/Parrot
For generations of readers, the archetypal pirate is Long John Silver, the devious and malevolent villain of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island - parrot and all !
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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