These photos demonstrate how impossible life has been for children at other times and in other places (please send KARA samples of your own)
From the Tyne & Wear ARchives & Museums KARA presentation (4 minute video)
Incredibly Bleak Mugshots Of Kids From The 1800s
America has been criticized for being too quick to arrest kids for minor crimes, but misbehaving children had it way worse in 19th century England.
The Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has a heartbreaking collection of mugshots on Flickr of British criminals from 1871 to 1873, including many children arrested for petty crimes and sentenced to hard labor.
The mugshots from the Newcastle City Gaol and House Of Correction include a 12-year-old arrested for stealing boots and a 15-year-old arrested for stealing a coat.