Excellent Photo of Traffic Cop at 14th and Penn.

Here is a terrific photograph from the Library of Congress, showing a traffic policeman at 14th and Pennsylvania, making use of a rearview mirror. The photo was taken some time in the 1920s.

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Policeman using mirror to direct traffic at 14th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue
Policeman using mirror to direct traffic at 14th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Medic481

    I note the handle of a billy club sticking out of his coat pocket. In those days, when a cop told you to do something, you’d better hop to it. Those billy clubs were pretty handy for administering a ‘wood shampoo’ to anyone who ran afoul of the law.

  • Frankie

    Maybe he knows Officer Sprinkle!