Game of Appearances

Eugenia Falleni
EUGENIA FALLENI, ALIAS HARRY CRAWFORD, SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPH NUMBER 234, CENTRAL POLICE STATION SYDNEY, 1920.

When ‘Harry Leon Crawford’, hotel cleaner of Stanmore was arrested and charged with wife murder he was revealed to be in fact Eugenia Falleni (sometimes spelt as Eugeni), a woman and mother, who had been passing as a man since 1899. Read more

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Photographer of the New York’s Downtrodden

1890c Children from a Poor Neighbourhood in Coney Island Play

Photographic work by Jacob August Riis (1849 – 1914).

Riis was a Danish American social reformer, “muckraking” journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City; those impoverished New Yorkers were the subject of most of his prolific writings and photography. Read more