The Woman “Cop”

Nothing is known about this series of photographs but the spare details in the title provided by the Library of Congress:

Policewomen – the woman “Cop” (a dream). Suffragette posed to illus. woman police concept – Cincinnati

The photos were taken on September 23, 1909. An unidentified model dares the viewer to imagine what was unthinkable at the time; a woman serving as a sworn law enforcement officer.

Images: George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress

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