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Choose from 135 pictures in our Fraud collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Notebook and wig of Justice Hawkins Featured Print

Notebook and wig of Justice Hawkins

A notebook and wig once belonging to the English Judge, Justice Hawkins (Henry Hawkins, 1st Baron Brampton), given to Horatio William Bottomley, Liberal MP, following an unsuccessful prosecution for fraud. According to Bottomley, Justice Hawkins shook his hand, said he was the ablest advocate he had ever listened to, and handed him the notebook and wig. The entry in the notebook is dated 1893, and contains the names of Horatio Bottomley, Sir Henry Isaacs, Joseph Isaacs and Charles Dollman -- all directors of a company called the Hansard Publishing Union, which failed, owing money to its shareholders and investors. Bottomley made several court appearances as a defendant in libel and fraud cases, and frequently acted for himself. He was also a financier, swindler, journalist and newspaper proprietor. He founded the Financial Times and the magazine John Bull. In 1912 he was forced into bankruptcy, which meant that he had to leave parliament

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Paranormal: William S. Marriott with three simulated spirits Featured Print

Paranormal: William S. Marriott with three simulated spirits

William S. Marriott pictured with three of his simulated spirit figures. Marriott worked to expose the practices of fraudulent mediums by demonstrating how spirits could be simulated. Date: 1910

© Mary Evans Picture Library

1910, Exposes, Fake, Figures, Fraud, Marriott, Mediumship, Paranormal, Simulated, Spirit, William

Farrows Bank Ltd. - The Peoples Bank Featured Print

Farrows Bank Ltd. - The Peoples Bank

Farrow's Bank Ltd. - The People's Bank - 1 Cheapside, London. In setting up the bank, Thomas Farrow wished not only that unsuspecting people in need of money to tide them over a period of temporary embarrassment should be protected against the usurious rates of interest demanded by moneylenders; he desired in addition that means be provided whereby thrift should be encouraged among the poorer classes. Unfortunately the bank collapsed in the early 1920s and the main founders were found guilty of fraud! Whether their desire to provide the best outcome and opportunity for their less well-to-do fellow citizens was the root fault of their folly or whether some blacker purpose pervaded their dealings, it is hard to ascertain... They certainly did spend a lot on advertsing as this card testifies! Date: 1910

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection