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Chris Scott
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Post Number: 1065
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 6:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The well known picture of Michael Ostrog (the "mug shot" picture surrounded by other faces) as featured in the A-Z, shows various other persons around him, some of whose names can be read.
In the 1881 census Ostrog is listed as a convict at Portland Prison in Dorset. Of the others around him that I have been able to trace, they are also listed at the same prison in 1881:
Isaac Levi aged 39 born London
Gilder of picture frames
There is a Thomas Small listed as a convict at Portland:
Aged 30 born Maidstone, Kent
George Williams age 36 born London
There is a William Gavin listed as follows:
Aged 30 born Birmingham

Does anyone know where the original of this picture is kept as I would like to get a full version to be able to read more of the names around Ostrog's mug shot?
But the results above suggest that this series of mug shots were compiled in Portland Prison


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