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Cleaves Illustrated Metropolitan Police Act, 1839
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Government report on terrible conditions of the Metropolitan workhouses, 1848
London, 1919: First women officers in the Metropolitan Police (The Great War put terrible strains on British "manpower")
The Metropolitan Police's first ever police dogs taken for a walk in 1938.
Old Scotland Yard - headquarters of the Metropolitan Police until 1890.
Metropolitan police uniforms, July 1871
Aid To A or Whitehall Division, Metropolitan Police, London, UK 1950s/1960s by sgterniebilko, via Flickr
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Metropolitan Police officer on duty outside Buckingham Palace, London.
Image: Clerks in their offices, 1848.