When ‘Harry Leon Crawford’, hotel cleaner of Stanmore was arrested and charged with wife murder he was revealed to be in fact Eugenia Falleni, a woman and mother, who had been passing as a man since 1899. In 1914, as ‘Harry Crawford’, Falleni had married the widow Annie Birkett. Three years later, shortly after she announced to a relative that she had found out ‘something amazing about Harry’, Birkett disappeared. Continue reading →
This is an archive of the City of shadows blog that explored content included in the City of shadows: inner-city crime & mayhem 1912 -1948 exhibition. .
For more information and content about the collection visit the Justice and Police Museum forensic archive page.