Search for a fallen Law Enforcement Hero.
There were many witty entries, but Museum staff voted Bob's caption our favorite. We can’t resist sharing a few of the other great submissions that made choosing one winner tough:
"Yes, Ma'am! It's bring your daughter to work day!" - Clif B.
"We finally found her, give me five."- Pat F.
Now here’s what we really know about this photo. Based on the police officers’ uniforms, the picture was likely taken sometime in the late 19th or early 20th century. The British “Bobby” style helmets were common during that time period, and the light color of the hats indicates that it was probably summertime. The belts also look like the style of those made by the S.A. French company in New York City which was in business from 1885-1928.
Unfortunately, we do not know anything about the woman on the left side of photo, but if she did work for the police department, she would not have been an officer. Women employed by police departments at that time usually performed duties similar to modern-day social workers, sheltering and protecting women and children (like the child in the picture). If you have more information about this photo, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.