True Crime: History in Images

Throughout history, we have always been fascinated with crime – speculators can speculate, theorists can theorise and gossip is rife.

The scale and variety of organised and secret crimes from across US history mean their nature can vary: they can be dark, are sometimes bewildering and are frequently eye-opening.

Crime can truly come from all areas of society. See content from a few of the most infamous throughout history in the lightboxes below.


*Some lightboxes contain graphic content.


Infamous Individuals


Bonnie and Clyde*


Al Capone


Sid and Nancy

Society & Culture


Teapot Dome Scandal


St. Valentine’s Day Massacre*


Charles Manson and the Cult

Conspiracies & Conflicts


Watergate Break-In


Lincoln Assassination


Sacco and Vanzetti


Back to Blog

Related Articles

Space Travel & Tech: Archive Footage – bridgeman blog

“The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.” —...

The Depiction of Orange in Art through history - from colours to fruit

The Depiction of Orange

Religion on Film through history – bridgeman blog

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” — Buddha The world’s religions each...

Back to top