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Cleaves Illustrated Metropolitan Police Act, 1839
METROPOLITAN POLICE "LOST IN LONDON"
Edwardian Metropolitan Police Sergeant
1839 - Birmingham Police Uniform,
Government report on terrible conditions of the Metropolitan workhouses, 1848
Victorian England Police | UK Police History Metropolitan Police | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
circa 1870 two ladies all decked out, wild hats and parasols!! from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Police's first ever police dogs taken for a walk in 1938.
Old Scotland Yard - headquarters of the Metropolitan Police until 1890.
London, 1919: First women officers in the Metropolitan Police (The Great War put terrible strains on British "manpower")
Metropolitan police uniforms, July 1871
Metropolitan Police officer on duty outside Buckingham Palace, London.
Aid To A or Whitehall Division, Metropolitan Police, London, UK 1950s/1960s by sgterniebilko, via Flickr