Fire & Police

NYC Flower Vendor: 1904

NYC Flower Vendor: 1904

Flower vendor's Easter display, New York City. Photograph taken in 1904. Published by Detroit Publishing Company. LOC original medium: glass negative - dry plate.

Darwin Award Candidate: 1923

Darwin Award Candidate:  1923

Testing a bulletproof vest. Photograph taken September 13, 1923. Forms part of National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: glass negative.

New Duds: 1923

New Duds: 1923

The White House police force which donned their new and distinctive uniforms - photographed on the south portico of the White House. Photograph taken February 17, 1923. Forms part of National Photo Company Collection. LOC original medium: photographic print.

Policewomen

Policewomen

Captain McKinney & policewomen. No date recorded. Published by Bain News Service. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Measuring Up: 1922

Measuring Up: 1922

Colonel Sherrell, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, has issued an order that bathing suits at the Washington bathing beach must not be over six inches above the knee. LOC Summary: Bill Norton the bathing beach policeman measuring distance between knee and bathing suit on woman, Washington, D.C. Photograph taken in 1922. Forms part of National Photo Company Collection.

WPA March: 1937

WPA March: 1937

WPA workers stage march in fight for reinstatement in Washington, D.C. Police were as numerous as the marchers today when over 2000 dismissed W.P.A. workers, assembled here by the Workers Alliance of America, staged a march to the White House, Capitol, and Harry Hopkins' office in their fight for reinstatement to their old jobs. August 24, 1937. Photo by Harris & Ewing.

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