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Small numbers of women joined the police ranks in the 1920s. Shown here is Chicago policewoman Anna Sheridan, with pistol, in 1928.    http://chicagohistorymuseum.tumblr.com/post/12284760354/small-numbers-of-women-joined-the-police-ranks-in DN-0084697. #chicago #history #crime #policewomen

Small numbers of women joined the police ranks in the 1920s. Shown here is Chicago policewoman Anna Sheridan, with pistol, in 1928. http://chicagohistorymuseum.tumblr.com/post/12284760354/small-numbers-of-women-joined-the-police-ranks-in DN-0084697. #chicago #history #crime #policewomen

Notorious mobsters and gangsters from Chicago's Prohibition Era

Notorious mobsters and gangsters from Chicago's Prohibition Era

Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan

Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan

High school student Taylor Washington being arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, 1963. The photograph became the cover of SNCC's photo book, The Movement, and was reproduced in the former Soviet Union in Pravda, captioned "Police Brutality USA."

High school student Taylor Washington being arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, 1963. The photograph became the cover of SNCC's photo book, The Movement, and was reproduced in the former Soviet Union in Pravda, captioned "Police Brutality USA."

Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti Organized Crime Figure. The number 2 man for famed gangster Al Capone, he was born about 1883 in Italy. He started as a barber, but became involved in the Chicago gang started by Capone when he was asked to fence some stolen jewelry.

Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti Organized Crime Figure. The number 2 man for famed gangster Al Capone, he was born about 1883 in Italy. He started as a barber, but became involved in the Chicago gang started by Capone when he was asked to fence some stolen jewelry.

feverfuckery:  'Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux Native American woman who made her mark as a champion of Native American rights and as an accomp...

feverfuckery: 'Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux Native American woman who made her mark as a champion of Native American rights and as an accomp...

Chief of Detectives Captain James Mooney and Chief of Police Colonel John J. Garrity aim handguns for reporters inside a police station.

Chief of Detectives Captain James Mooney and Chief of Police Colonel John J. Garrity aim handguns for reporters inside a police station.

Vintage Mug Shot of Jean Wilson, 23  Jean Wilson had numerous convictions for housebreaking and theft and she served a 12-month sentence.

Vintage Mug Shot of Jean Wilson, 23 Jean Wilson had numerous convictions for housebreaking and theft and she served a 12-month sentence.

Young Armenian women fight genocide.  The Armenian genocide started on 24 April 1915. That day is remembered as Medz Yeghern ( The Great Crime ).

Young Armenian women fight genocide. The Armenian genocide started on 24 April 1915. That day is remembered as Medz Yeghern ( The Great Crime ).

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