Policeman in the 19th century

Title

Policeman in the 19th century

Description

"Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened - Barbara Boxer

In the nineteenth-century United States, police forces were…oriented more toward service than toward crime control.…Policemen aided children hurt in accidents involving wagons, trains, and public transportation….In large and impersonal late-nineteenth-century cities, families could easily lose track of young children….Every year, urban police departments recovered and returned home hundreds of children, generally under age ten."

Creator

First photo - Time
Second - Unknown

Date

First photo - 1903
Second photo - unknown

Source

https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/police.jpeg?w=800&quality=85

Relation

See Time

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Rights

"Source: Police, Children and the – FREE Police, Children and the information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Police, Children and the research. (n.d.). Encyclopedia.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://bit.ly/VFGNBE

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Medium: Illustration.

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Police, Law Enforcement, Children, Public Service, Accidents

Coverage

United States

Files

police.jpeg
halttraffic.png

Reference

First photo - Time Second - Unknown, Policeman in the 19th century, Library of Congress, First photo - 1903 Second photo - unknown

Cite As

First photo - Time Second - Unknown, “Policeman in the 19th century,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/542.