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Bain News Service, Arthur Woods, New York Police Commissioner

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Bain News Service, Arthur Woods, New York Police Commissioner, Library of Congress, Unknown

When Arthur Woods was a journalist, his articles about the local police caught their interest, and they soon recruited him as a Deputy. He believed in…

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus Jr. (1889-1961)

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus Jr. (1889-1961), The Straus Historical Society, 1937

Nathan Straus Jr. (1889-1961) was the son of Nathan and Lina Gutherz Straus. He was not interested in going into the family's business of…

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Library of Congress Catalog No. 2003690078, Bernard M. Baruch 1870 - 1965, U.S. Financier, Stock-market Speculator, Statesman & Political Consultant

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Library of Congress Catalog No. 2003690078, Bernard M. Baruch 1870 - 1965, U.S. Financier, Stock-market Speculator, Statesman & Political Consultant, Library of Congress, 1961

Bernard Mannes Baruch was a U.S. financier, stock-market speculator, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, Baruch…

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New York, State of New York - Constitution

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New York, State of New York - Constitution, New York, 1788

State Motto of New Your "Excelsior" - Ever Upward. The First New York State Constitution, 1977 This constitution was framed by a convention which…

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National Archives, Tenement House Act

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National Archives, Tenement House Act, National Archives, ca. 1900

In 1867, 495,000 people in New York City were living in tenement buildings. Overcrowding (in some areas, a population density of 240,000 people per…

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Library of Congress, Justice Jane Bolin, First African-American Judge

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Library of Congress, Justice Jane Bolin, First African-American Judge, Library of Congress, 1942

In college, Jane Bolin was surrounded by white male students who would ignore her, and her career advisor told her to stop pursing her judicial…

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Synthia Saint James, In Unity, September 11th

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Synthia Saint James, In Unity, September 11th, A Day in September, 2002

When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. Chief Edward F.…

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Vera Bock, History of Civic Services in the City of New York Police No. 1 : The Rattle Watch

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Vera Bock, History of Civic Services in the City of New York Police No. 1 : The Rattle Watch, Library of Congress, 1936

Our Nation’s communities need your protection, and I find great comfort in your selflessness and bravery. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The…

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D.H. Anderson, Chiefs of Police, New York City

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D.H. Anderson, Chiefs of Police, New York City, Library of Congress, ca. 1889

The New York State Association of Chiefs of Police was organized on November 30, 1901, in Rochester, New York and incorporated in 1957. It is a not…

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Federal Art Project, Keep your Fire Escapes Clear - New York City Residents Advisory

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Federal Art Project, Keep your Fire Escapes Clear - New York City Residents Advisory, Federal Art Project, 1936 or 1937

Poster for the Tenement House Department of the City of New York advising that tenement house residents keep their fire escapes free of obstructions.

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