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Police Woman: 1955

Police Woman: 1955

May 1955. "Los Angeles Policewoman of the Year Fransis Sumner questioning suspected drug user. Photographs show Officer Sumner working and training; questioning people; with children and infants; at jail with women prisoners; at firing range with other policewomen; in hand-to-hand combat class; in judo class; on obstacle course. Also photographs of Sumner receiving award; with husband at restaurant; at home knitting and cooking." 35mm negative by Earl Theisen from the Look magazine assignment "Police Woman." View full size.

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You got the wrong guy, copper!

"Get these bracelets off me, copper! I don't know who that wise-guy Lenny Bruce is and I ain't no rat fink!"

Total package

I like this dame. Shiny hair, lovely manicured nails, dainty wristwatch, and no nonsense whatsoever.

Renaissance Lady

Checking for needle marks during the day, "at home cooking and knitting" by night. Looks like a scene from a fifties film noir. Suspect regrets sending his long sleeve shirt to the laundry just this morning!

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