Inspector Minahan in Pictures

Inspector Minahan's Police Station, World's End, Chelsea

Inspector Minahan’s Police Station, World’s End, 389 Kings Road, Chelsea

Mary Jeffries' brothel - just round the corner from the police station on (New) Church Street.

Mary Jeffries’ brothel – just round the corner from the police station at 125 (New) Church Street.

The most notorious brothel keeper in London. Mary Jeffries, 1887.

The most notorious brothel keeper in London. Mary Jeffries, 1887. Her regular entourage included girls in flashy silks and boys wearing ‘diamond rings and patent shoes’.

Minahan's nemesis: Gladstone's Home Secretary, Sir William Harcourt MP

Minahan’s nemesis: Gladstone’s Home Secretary, Sir William Harcourt MP

And some of his coterie:

 

Sir William Harcourt with family and friends. Son, Loulou, bottom right and friend 2nd Viscount Esher, Reginald Baliol Brett

Sir William Harcourt with family and friends. Son, Loulou, bottom right and friend 2nd Viscount Esher, Reginald Baliol Brett

Victorian Images of Grooming and Trafficking:

 

A London mother rescues her daughter from a life of shame. 1871

A London mother rescues her daughter from a life of shame.
1871

Hell's Recruits: two young women of Quebec are lured to New York for a life of sin and slavery. Date: 1886

Hell’s Recruits: two young women are lured abroad for a life of sin and slavery. Date: 1886