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    A Bygone Time

    I recently came into possesion of some photos and an old notebook belonging to my wifes great grandfather who was a police officer and thought I would share.
    They are from around the late 1890's














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    Cool Stuff! Thanks.
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    Awesome! Love the pretty handwriting and refined British language in the police report! "Drunk and making use of bad language," LOL!

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    That is neat stuff!
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    Why did we get rid of those hats and go with the ridiculous affair we have now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    Why did we get rid of those hats and go with the ridiculous affair we have now.
    It's kind of sad that you think those hats are better!
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    That is all kinds of awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.
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    Ok. That's cool indeed.
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    Love the photos !!
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    Good pics, although those women working vice could have made more of an effort.
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    Very cool!




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    I have a picture of my great great grandfather, who was a Philadelphia officer. He's wearing the long wool coat and has a bobby style helmet. It's from around 1896.
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