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Portrait of Police Officer Patrick J. Sheehan, Inscribed to Nora O'Donnell, 1893

Batterson, Lincoln1893-05-31

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Growing American urban centers spurred the creation of modern police departments in the mid-1800s. By the end of the century, most police officers wore military-type uniforms and badges to help citizens easily identify them. This cabinet card shows Patrick Sheehan decked out in his uniform. Friends and family usually exchanged cabinet cards, sometimes adding a personal greeting on the back.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of Police Officer Patrick J. Sheehan, Inscribed to Nora O'Donnell, 1893
  • Creator: Batterson, Lincoln
  • Date: 1893-05-31
  • Location: United States, New York state, New York City, Brooklyn
  • Subject Keywords: Sheehan, Patrick J., O'Donnell, Nora, Police officers, Cabinet photographs, Card photographs (Photographs), Photographs, Studio portraits
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Cabinet photograph
  • Object ID: 94.117.10
  • Image ID: THF228398
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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