John Thomas Hollings

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    This mug shot comes from a police identification book believed to be
    from the 1930s. It was originally found in a junk shop by a member of
    the public and subsequently donated to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
    No information is available to confirm which police force compiled it
    but evidence suggests it's from the Newcastle upon Tyne area.

    This image is part of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums set Newcastle upon Tyne criminals of the 1930’s.

    Accession no. DX1190

    (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email

    twitchingnerve, tylerpole, Jim Fitts, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. .Tromas 20 months ago | reply

      This guy looks like Clive Owen :-D

    2. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums 20 months ago | reply

      We've been contacted today by a relative of this man. He has lots more information about him that we look forward to seeing. He already knew he was a career criminal!

    3. observerstation 20 months ago | reply

      What exactly is 'Gains access by means of bodily pressure'?....does he fart his way into premises?

    4. wattlesong 20 months ago | reply

      I understood it to mean that he forced a door with say a shoulder or boot, rather than smashing a window.

    5. wattlesong 20 months ago | reply

      Great news that a relative has made contact who may be able to provide more details about this man's life. Life is not kind to many and it's good to try to understand why people make the choices they do. Often poverty reduces those choices and it's only with the distance of time that we can relfect with empathy - and hopefully learn from history.

    6. Liddy2007 14 months ago | reply

      Interest way of photographing full face and profile at the same time.

    7. JonHall 12 months ago | reply

      Naughty Lee Clark

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