Norwegian prisoner portraits

Hel

Sick, Sad World
These images depict people from the city of Drammen and the surrounding area, who were incarcerated at Hokksund Prison(no longer in operation) in the mid 19th century.


Name: Ole "Musketer" Jørgensen
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Drunkenness and disorderly conduct


Name: Berthe Hellene Andersdatter Thorrud
From: Modum
Date: 1866
Crime: Arrested for illegal distilling and selling of liquor


Name: Christine Julie Evensdatter
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Theft


Name: Carl Anders Fredrik Wiik
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Not specified


Name: Bernhart Henriksen Solbergeie
Date: 1867
Place: Eiker
Crime: Failed to show up at the yearly draft/session meeting


Name: Brynhild Erlandsdatter Maviken
From: Krødsherad
Date: 1870
Place: Drammen
Crime: Arrested for having three children outside marriage


Name: Lina "Turine" Martha Thora
Date: 1872)
Place: Skotselv
Crime: Theft and cohabitation(living with an unmarried partner)


Name: Karen Corneliusdatter
Date: 1868
Place: Lier
Crime: Theft 2nd time


Name: Nils Olsen
From: Holmstrand
Date: 1868
Crime: Theft


Name: Martin Hansen
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Drunkenness and disorderly conduct


Name: Halvor Halvorsen Ruud
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Fencing stolen goods


Name: Lars Larsen
Date: 1866(or 67)
Place: Drammen
Crime: Fraud


Name: August Severin Syvertsen
Born: 1853
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Theft


Name: Lars Johannesson
Date: 1866(or 67)
Place: Drammen
Crime: Theft


Name: Mari Olsdatter Evjuaasen
From: Numedal
Date: 1866
Crime: Arrested for having five children outside marriage


Name: John Noacksen Norgreen
Date: 1867
Place: Numedal
Crime: Theft


Name: Iver Bredal Hummel
From: Denmark
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Trying to sell explicit photos and writing from France and Germany.


Name: Brynild Eriksen
Date: 1868
Place: Drammen
Crime: Fighting in the street


Name: Petter Pettersen
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Theft


Name: Nils Evensen Slattum
Time: 1869
Place: Røyken
Crime: Drunkenness and disorderly conduct
 
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Hel

Hel

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Name: Narve Olsen Bjørndalen
Date: 1866(or 67)
Place: Drammen
Crime: Refusing to let his children go to school


Name: Alfred Svendsen
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Burglary


Name: Andreas Herbrandsen Dramdalseie
Date: 1868
Crime: Burglary and theft


Name: Anders Gulbrandsen
Date: 1870
Place: Numedal
Crime: Illegal sale of liquor


Name: Rasmus Eilertsen
Date: 1870
Place: Lier
Crime: Arrested for having three children outside marriage


Name: Elling Corneliusen
Place: Lier
Crime: Cohabitation/Concubinage


Name: Andreassen Haugerud
Date: 1868
Place: Lier
Crime: Murder


Name: Hans Haagensen
Date: 1866(or 67)
Crime: Disorderly conduct and violence against a city offical


Name: Ole Evensen Haugeraasen
Date: 1869
Place: Numedal
Crime: Illegal sale of liquor


Name: Johanne Nilsdatter
From: Christiania(Oslo)
Date: 1869
Place: Drammen
Crime: Prostitution


Name: Hans Knudsen Sønstebøe
Date: 1868
Place: Numedal
Crime: Illegal sale of liquor and beer, also making beer from untaxed malt


Name: Iver Gulliksen Ruudsmogen
Date: 1868
Place: Numedal
Crime: Illegal sale of liquor


Name: Berit Bendixdatter Solumeie
From: Sigdal
Date: 1870
Crime: Arrested for having three children outside marriage


Halvar Olsen Bækgarden
Date: 1871
Place: Numedal
Crime: Illegal sale of liquor


Name: Nilsen Østenengen
Date: 1868
Place: Modum
Crime: Gambling and illegal sale of liquor


Name: August Brynildsen
Date: 1868
Place: Drammen
Crime: Drunkeness and disorderly conduct


Name: Carl Johan Andreasen
From: Christiania(Oslo)
Date: 1868
Crime: Illegal sale of liquor


Name: Johan Evensen Flettum
Date: 1868
Place: Drammen
Crime: Disorderly conduct


Name: Karine Olsdatter
Date: 1868
Place: Drammen
Crime: Complicity to theft


Name: Christian Johansen Vigertangen
Date: 1869
Place: Modum
Crime: Theft
 
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Hel

Hel

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Fun fact: the Concubinage law which prohibited partners that where not married from living together was not overturned before 1972.
 

McM

Forum Veteran
Fun fact: the Concubinage law which prohibited partners that where not married from living together was not overturned before 1972.
My father got charged for 'breaking a marriage' in 1960. He was married with a Baltic woman from a refugee camp to get rid of her 'displaced person' status and she could live in Germany, a 'common' practice after the war for DP's who couldn't go back in their countries, because Soviet Union.
He 'broke the marriage' with my mother, :Happy: and shortly later, I was born.

Name: Karine Olsdatter
Didn't know you have the '-datter' ending for woman as well, like '-dottir' (daughter) in Iceland. And they keep it after marriage? Usually the wife gets the name of her husband here, but double-names and the wife's name is possible too. I still have the name of my (ex)wife.

And a interesting post, I like this kind of photos.
 
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Hel

Hel

Sick, Sad World

Name: Arne Knudsen Støa
Date: 1871
Place: Modum
Crime: In possession of stolen goods


Name: Arne Gulbrandsen
From: Skoger
Date: 1866(or 67)
Crime: Theft


Name: Barbro Svendsdatter Pommern
From: Numedal
Date: 1866(or 67)
Crime: Illegal sale of liquor


Name: Christian Olsen
From: Krødsherad
Date: 1868
Crime: Consuming someone else's food


Name: Olaf Emil Olufsen
Date: 1871
Crime: Horse thief


Name: Peter Andrin Pedersen
From Holmestrand
Date: 1869
Place: Eiker
Crime: Burglary


Name: Kristine Helgesdatter
From: Lier
Date: 1866
Crime: Theft


Name: Anton Berntsen Hygeneie
From: Røyken
Date: 1867
Crime: Assault


Name: Aron Andersen
From: Drammen
Date: 1868
Crime: Kidnapping


Name: Hans Pedersen Mosebak
From: Sandsvær
Date: 1866(or 67)
Crime: Fencing stolen goods
 

McM

Forum Veteran
Would like to know where this photos were made. In court after the conviction? They don't wear a prison outfit.
 
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Hel

Hel

Sick, Sad World
Would like to know where this photos were made. In court after the conviction? They don't wear a prison outfit.
My guess Is they were taken right after apprehension.


From 1850 and onward, the police used photographs to gain control over groups of people who were defined as criminal or suspicious.

Uncooperative prisoner being forcefully photographed, 1906
 

mrln

silent ghost
i was wondering whats up with them sitting. almost posing for their,so called mug shot. makes it seem a bit more civilized/"proper". i guess thats just how they did things them days!
cool thread,Hel
 

msr

AHHHHH FUCK
i was wondering whats up with them sitting. almost posing for their,so called mug shot. makes it seem a bit more civilized/"proper". i guess thats just how they did things them days!
cool thread,Hel
they had to sit still for a while to get a good image. those were made150 years ago.
 
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