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Police at Ease

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4.75w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Group, Candid, Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Exterior
Place:
Panama
Coiba Island (Panama)
Date:
January 20, 1956
Topic:
Police
Buildings--Panama
Smoking
Islands
Firearms
Field trips
Scientific expeditions
Panamanians
Penal colonies
Standard number:
SIA2009-4267 or Wetmore Negative Number 6065
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The image was taken by Smithsonian Secretary and ornithologist Alexander Wetmore while on a scientific expedition in Panama and Coiba Island. Wetmore Negative Number 6065
From 1919 to 1991, Coiba Island was a penal colony. Fear of the prison and its inmates deterred visitors from the island. As such, about 80% of the natural areas on the island remain undisturbed. The island is also host to many endemic species. Both of these factors made the island ideal for Wetmore's scientific expedition. The officers and convicts pictured in Wetmore's images from the expedition were part of the penal colony. Some even worked as laborers for the expedition. Today, the island is no longer a penal colony. Instead, it is one of 38 islands composing Coiba National Park, a World Heritage Site
Summary:
The police at ease on Coiba Island on January 20, 1956. There are seven policemen sitting on a bench along with a child. There is an eighth policeman standing to the right of the bench, leaning on it. Some of the policemen are in full uniform, while others are not. Some of the policemen have firearms in holsters on their belts, and a few are smoking. In the background, there are stairs leading up to a building at the top of the image. There is a man carrying a large load, balanced on his head, walking along the left side of the building
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Alexander Wetmore Papers, Record Unit 7006, Box: 183, Folder Album: Panama and Coiba, 1956
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Thames Police

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903
Medium:
Etching on paper
Type:
Print
Origin:
United States
Date:
1859
Topic:
boat
United States
city
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1888.35
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Thames Police

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903
Medium:
Etching on paper
Type:
Print
Origin:
United States
Date:
1859
Topic:
United States
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1896.23
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Thames Police

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903
Medium:
Etching on paper
Type:
Print
Origin:
United States
Date:
1859
Topic:
river
man
boat
United States
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1898.275
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Police Car

Artist:
Richard Estes, born Kewanee, IL 1932
Medium:
watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (21.0 x 36.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1960s
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Edith S. and Arthur J. Levin
Object number:
2005.5.26
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Police of Planet Jupiter

Artist:
Peter "Charlie" Attie Besharo, born Syria 1899-died Kittanning, PA 1960
Medium:
paint on posterboard
Dimensions:
31 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. (80.6 x 65.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1950s
Topic:
Figure male\full length
Occupation\service\policeman
Dress\uniform\police uniform
Object\written matter
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Object number:
1997.124.3
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Review of Barundi police, circa 1956

Creator:
Albert, Ethel Mary 1918-1989
Physical description:
1 slide : color
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Burundi
Gitega (Burundi : Province)
Gitega (Burundi)
Date:
1956
circa 1956
Topic:
Rites and Ceremonies
Police
Local number:
Image ID albert_papers_244
Summary:
A view of Burundi Police from afar at the Kitega dances in Gitega, Gitega Province, Burundi. The date on the slide is 07/21/56
Cite as:
Ethel Mary Albert Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Ethel M. Albert slides 1955-1957
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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The Dog Doo Police

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-11-14T19:13:37.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-08-27T23:37:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Shows
Views:
506
Video Title:
The Dog Doo Police
Description:
Enforcing Paris' recent dog doo laws is no easy task -- these sanitation inspectors have to stake out the streets and chase down delinquent dog owners.
Video Duration:
116 seconds
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smithsonianchannel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
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Police Coalition Meeting

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-03-27T16:12:44.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-03-30T12:33:07.000Z
Topic:
African Americans
YouTube Category:
People
Views:
19
Video Title:
Police Coalition Meeting
Description:
Police coalition Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Series AM History, ACMA AV003262
Video Duration:
337 seconds
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UCdkmdMLyNmL4ZbCGAIbyXEg
YouTube Channel:
UCdkmdMLyNmL4ZbCGAIbyXEg
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Police Coalition Meeting

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-03-27T13:53:45.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-03-30T16:52:33.000Z
Topic:
African Americans
YouTube Category:
People
Views:
9
Video Title:
Police Coalition Meeting
Description:
[Begins at 00:40] Police Coalition Meeting for community testimony related to Police actions in African-American communities. Anacostia Neighborhood [Community] Museum, 2 August 1972. Introduction by R. H. Booker, Coalition of Black Community Organizations for Justice. Courtesy of the Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Series: Anacostia Museum History, AV000828.
Video Duration:
3766 seconds
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UCdkmdMLyNmL4ZbCGAIbyXEg
YouTube Channel:
UCdkmdMLyNmL4ZbCGAIbyXEg
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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Badge, Police, Kollsman

Materials:
Overall: Steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 4.5 x 1.3 x 4.5cm (1 3/4 x 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19950701000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Kollsman Corp. security officer's badge; quadfoil badge relief of an aircraft, column, caduseus, and ladder depicted; engraved letter text "KOLLSMAN PLANT DEFENSE" on center ring; enamel letter "D" with engraved numeral "280" inside.
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Whistle, Police, Mercury

Manufacturer:
Acme Whistles
Materials:
Metal and plastic, natural fiber and leather lanyard, metal clasp
Dimensions:
3-D: 5.1 x 1.9 x 1.9cm (2 x 3/4 x 3/4 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Survival
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19771202000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Summary:
When the astronauts first began flying in space in 1961 their spacecraft was equipped with a survival kit not unlike those available on fighter jets. Should the astronaut not be recovered quickly the kit included medical, communication, and safety equipment, as well as food and water. This whistle, manufactured by Acme Whistles, LTD., is a watersafe whistle not unlike those included in other similar kits.
Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1977.
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Apollo to the Moon
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Group of Men Outside Police Court n.d

Creator:
Pitchlynn ?
Physical description:
1 photoprint 005 in x 004 in
Culture:
Mexicans
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
nd
Topic:
Police stations
Local number:
NAA INV 00826500
Cite as:
SPC Mexico Tamaulipas BAE No # 00826500, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Additional Online Media:

20pf International Police Show (IPA) single

Scott Catalogue Germany 751
Medium:
paper; ink (red orange, green, black); adhesive / lithography
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 3/16 x 1 3/8 in. (3 x 3.5 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
GERMANY (federal republic)
Date:
September 1, 1956
Topic:
Maps
Military & Policing Forces
Object number:
1977.1119.6.3.7
Description:
mint; perf 13.5 x 13
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Additional Online Media:

Etching plate: Thames Police

Artist:
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903
Medium:
Copper
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
United States
Date:
1859
Topic:
United States
copper
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1896.7
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Police gazette sporting annual ..

Author:
Austin, Sam C
Physical description:
v. fronts., illus., plates, ports. 11-19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
18uu
18 -1918; 1930-
Topic:
Athletics
Call number:
GV741 .P766
Notes:
Imprint varies slightly
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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National Police Gazette, 1865

Referenced; depicted:
Lincoln, Abraham
Booth, John Wilkes
Seward, William Henry
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white with black type (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 26 in x 19 in; 66.04 cm x 48.26 cm
Object Name:
newspaper
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1865-04-22
Subject:
Government, Politics, and Reform
Assassination
Communications
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Event:
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Related Publication:
Rubenstein, Harry R.. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
Credit Line:
Ralph E. Becker
ID Number:
PL*227739.1865.A03
Catalog number:
227739.1865.A03
Accession number:
227739
Description:
The National Police Gazette detailed the events of Lincoln’s assassination.
John Wilkes Booth’s attack on Lincoln was part of a larger plot to assassinate national leaders and throw the North into turmoil. The conspirators also planned to murder Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward. Besides Booth, eight individuals were charged. Because the plot was considered an act of war, a military commission tried the accused. The court sentenced four suspects to be hanged, and the others to prison.
Gift of Ralph E. Becker, 1961
Location:
Currently not on view
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Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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[Northwest Mounted Police, Northwest Territories, Canada. Copyright 1900 by Underwood & Underwood.] on negative 23832 Photonegative 1896

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Photographer:
Hollister
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 3 3/4" x 7"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Canada
Northwest Mounted Police
Northwest Territories
Date:
1896
1900-1910
Topic:
Horses
Police
Local number:
RSN 16921
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.1.58 [101]
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Police Station, corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Chicago Street

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr
Anacostia Coordinating Council
George Washington University
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1971
Topic:
Police
Building
City planning
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_058
Summary:
This image shows the exterior of a Police Station, located on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Chicago Street in 1971, the image was used to inform a planning survey of the Anacostia area
Cite as:
Dorn C. McGrath Slides and Other Material, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dorn C. McGrath, Jr
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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[Portrait of San Francisco Chief of Police on sidewalk.] 8277 Interpositive 1906

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
California
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1906
1900-1910
Topic:
Destruction
Disasters
Earthquakes
Police
Portraits
Local number:
RSN 22526
Notes:
Currently stored in box 3.2.24 [229]
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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