- Parades and processions (2)
- Actuality (1)
- Bicycles (1)
- Broadway (New York, New York) (1)
- Horse-drawn vehicles (1)
- Police horses (1)
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New York Police Parade, June 1st, 1899
The film shows members of "New York's Finest" parading at a crowded Union Square. Seen are members of the Bicycle Squad, mounted horses, and two regimental marching bands. At the time of filming, the New York City Police Department was still recovering from the corruption scandals of the early 1890's that had severely tarnished the reputation of the department. A State-Senate-appointed group known as the Lexow Committee investigated the department and issued a scathing report that detailed serious criminal activity within the department. In 1895, public opinion was ...
This photograph shows a parade of police in ceremonial dress on February 7, 1974, Grenada's Independence Day. The photograph is from the collection of the Columbus Memorial Library of the Organization of American States (OAS), which includes 45,000 photographs illustrative of life and culture in the Americas. Many of the photographs were taken by prominent photographers on OAS missions to member countries. The OAS was established in April 1948 when 21 countries of the western hemisphere adopted the OAS Charter, in which they reaffirmed their commitment to the ...
Policeman in Samarkand
This winter view from Samarkand (present-day Uzbekistan) shows a local policeman dressed in a Russian-style winter uniform with a Karakul hat adorned with a badge. The long coat has shoulder boards indicating a rank equivalent to sergeant. He is armed with a saber (right) and a pistol on a red lanyard. He is standing guard at the gated entrance to the territory of the Namazga Mosque. The entrance had been recently built of fired Russian brick, rather than the usual soft adobe. The attached column is decorated in a simple ...