Saturday, March 16, 2013

Old school policing, New York style

NYPD with machine gun. Appears to be from 1918.

All photos from the George Grantham Bain Collection, 1910-18
Library of Congress

What the heck was the NYPD "Diet Squad"? Were Big Gulps and trans fats a problem 100 years ago?

Apparently guns were deemed a public menace back then too. Looks like this load's destined for burial at sea. At least the mayor wasn't seeking a national ban.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting photos. Gives a glimpse of the early progressive era.