Bringing the past to life with colour

Charles Peace

CHARLIE-PEACE (4)cCharles Peace was a Victorian criminal so notorious that he merited a mention by name in a Sherlock Holmes short story, “The Adventure of the Illustrious Client”.

As far as I can tell, this photo is from around 1858 when Peace would have been about 26, and near the start of his criminal career, which ended with his execution in 1879. Most of his crimes involved burglary, but he murdered two people along the way, including a policeman.

Original B&W photo.

3 responses

  1. Pingback: Charlie Peace | Dawn of the Unread

  2. Christine Armstrong

    I think you’ve done a great job on Charlie! He was my Great great grandfather, and I would like to buy a copy of him in colour if that is possible?


    February 13, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    • Thank you! I don’t sell copies of my pictures, but you’re quite welcome to download the photo from here. If you click on the photo, a full scale picture will open, which you can save and print.


      February 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm

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