Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Motorcycle Cop

Today's picture features a policeman with a pretty cool motorcycle. The picture was taken in 1932, and the policeman is part of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police force.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


This picture shows some police officers enjoying a cup of coffee on a cold wintery day. The picture was made on around 1920. I am glad we do not get many dreary days like that in West Texas.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Traffic Police

Today's picture shows a traffic policeman aiding some women in crossing the street. The picture was taken in 1911, and traffic in congested cities was managed by policeman such as this one. I love the fancy clothes the women are wearing.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Today's picture is from back in the days of prohibition. The picture was taken in the 1920's in New York, and it shows law enforcement officers disposing of some confiscated bootleg.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Oklahoma Sheriff

Welcome to Law Enforcement Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at those who protect and serve this week. We start with this picture of the Sheriff of McAlester, Oklahoma. He is sitting out front of the jail.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Gambling Hall

We wrap up Games of Chance Week with this picture of a Gambling Hall. The picture was taken in Telluride, Colorado in the early 1900's. You can see a roulette wheel in the foreground and it looks like some games of poker going on further back in the picture.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Poker Game

Today's picture shows a Poker Game in New Mexico. The picture was taken in 1943 in Colfax Country. I am guessing this is in someone's home.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pool Hall

Today's picture shows a Pool Hall in California. The picture was taken in 1940 near the Shasta Dam project. When I was growing up, pool was definitely considered a very bad thing, and I would have been in a lot of trouble if my parents ever heard I was playing pool. Pool was associated with betting, fighting, drinking and smoking.