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GUIDE TO THE SAN DIEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT COLLECTION
NAME OF COLLECTION:
San Diego Police Department Collection.
LOCAL CONTROL NUMBER(S):
Photographic prints: OP 17115/1-147.
DATES OF MATERIAL:
ca. 1900-1939, bulk 1938-1939.
196 photographic prints: chiefly gelatin silver, b&w; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Norman T. Van Pelt, Harry T. Bishop, and Harry A. (Jimmy) Erickson.
San Diego History Center
Booth Historical Photograph Archives
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
Open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, contact the curator of the Booth Historical Photograph Archives at the San Diego Historical Society. Reproduction or publication of any part of this collection must include the following information next to the image(s) or in a special section of credits: San Diego Police Department Collection, San Diego History Center, Booth Historical Photograph Archives.
Forms part of San Diego History Center Original Print Collection. See Pliny Castanian Collection (C027) and Print Reference books for other San Diego Police Department photographs not in this collection. Postcards relating to 1911 Mexican insurrection in Tijuana transferred to Postcard Collection.
ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
Arrangement: numerical and chronological.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTES:
Mostly general views from 1938 to 1939 of ground-breaking ceremony for San Diego Police Station on Market Street and construction progress. Also includes group portraits of police officers, mug shots of criminals, and law enforcement activities ca. 1920s and 1930s, some depicting Prohibition-era stills and police dumping illegal barrels of wine. Of special note, photographs of original members of San Diego Police Department Boy Scout Troop and aviator Douglas G. “Wrong Way” Corrigan at Lindbergh Field.
Police stations – California – San Diego.
Group portraits of police. Mug shots of criminals. Law enforcement activities ca. 1920s and 1930s, some depicting Prohibition-era stills and police dumping illegal barrels of wine. Of special note, aviator Douglas G. “Wrong Way” Corrigan at Lindbergh Field with Chief of Police George Sears (from 1934 to 1939) and other police officers photographed by Harry A. Erickson, the “Flying Photographer.”
Group portrait of original members and officers of San Diego Police Department Boy Scout Troop plus charter granted by the Boy Scouts of America.
General views of ground-breaking ceremony for construction of police station on Market Street (August 1938). Shows city council members and Chief of Police George Sears.
Construction progress of police station (September 1938).
Construction progress of police station (October 1938).
Construction progress of police station (November 1938).
Construction progress of police station (December 1938).
Construction progress of police station (January 1939).
Construction progress of police station (February 1939).
Construction progress of police station (April 1939).
Original index of photographs.