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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Grand Rapids Police, Patrolmen

Grand Rapids Police, Patrolmen


Fourteen uniformed patrolmen of the Dog Watch pose on the front steps of Police Headquarters. They wear finger-length jackets with a single row of brass buttons that extend to the collar. They wear a badge on the left, and the helmets display their number within a decorative leaf pattern. Their trousers are straight with a stripe at the side. Each man carries his nightstick in his right hand. The front door of the station is behind them, and the men provide a gage to the size of the stones in the building. Their names are: 1st row, John Quick, Charlie Hunt, David Dunlap, O'Mara, John F. O'Leary, Hickcocks, Randall; 2nd row, Preston W. Porter, John Mackie, George Wells Jr.; 3rd row, Winfred Jones, Frank L Curby, Peter Viergever.


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TitleGrand Rapids Police, Patrolmen

Title by cataloger. Noted on the back of the photo along with the names is the comment, "Dog Watch leaving Police Headquarters 3PM."

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids
CollectionGRPL Photo Coll. (#54), neg. 2242, Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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