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Vintage photos of:
When you're being booked for Drunk & Disorderly in front of this guy, the blue (?) lights must be awesome to behold.
Oct. 7, 1954. "Police desk, Village Hall, Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. Moore & Hutchins, client." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.