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Police Sergeant Viola Lorenzen of Chicago, Ill.” August 28, 1918. ©NEA. Photographer unknown.

PHOTO CAPTION READS: Police Sergeant Viola Lorenzen of Chicago, Ill. August 28, 1918.” © NEA Photographer unknown.

WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW???
It appears from the full image Sergeant Viola Lorenzen is recording firearm information on a form. (Note the revolver next to her left hand.) We have an image of the Chicago Police Department Personnel Card used in 1953, see below. There is space for service revolver information on said form, so perhaps Sgt. Lorenzen is filling out a personnel form.

Chicago Police Department Personnel Card, 1953.

Beyond that, not too much – so if YOU have information about Chicago Police Sergeant Viola Lorenzen from around 1918, please let us know! She also appears quite young and wearing a wedding band. Perhaps she had a legacy of family members follower her footsteps into law enforcement!

Here’s how the image appeared in the RAS CPD Operations Calendar, October 2021.

Here’s how the image appeared in the RAS CPD Operations Calendar, October 2021.
What’s with the reddish-brown coloring of this photo? (we hear you query). We added a “sepia-tone” to the original image. To read why we chose to do this, click here: https://rascommunications.com/calendars/


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Chicago Police. Thomas Keaphy [sic]. August 30, 1926.” Photographer unknown. Private collection.

PHOTO CAPTION READS: Chicago Police. Thomas Keaphy. 8-30-26″ Photographer unknown, photo from a private collection.

WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW???
Keaphy is the best we can make out from the handwritten notes on the back of the photograph. The Officer’s hat shield has the number 3671. Dedicated to learning and sharing, if you have additional information about the Officer pictured (or for that matter the gentleman with the cigar, please let us know!

Here’s how the image appeared in the RAS CPD Operations Calendar, August 2021.

Here’s how the image appeared in the RAS CPD Operations Calendar, August 2021.
What’s with the reddish-brown coloring of this photo? (we hear you query). We added a “sepia-tone” to the original image. To read why we chose to do this, click here: https://rascommunications.com/calendars/


SEE THE FULL IMAGE! (July 2021)

Spotting an obvious violation of anti-litter ordinance, Chicago Sanitation Police Officers (left to right) Helen Edwards, Charlotte Criscio and James Cavanaugh issue a warning ticket to owner of the store at 205 W. Oak Street. The warning gives the store owner 7 days to correct the violation before an arrest ticket is issued. ” July 1961. ©Mart Studios Inc. 309 W. Madison St. Chicago 6.

PHOTO CAPTION READS: Spotting an obvious violation of anti-litter ordinance, Chicago Sanitation Police Officers (left to right) Helen Edwards, Charlotte Criscio and James Cavanaugh issue a warning ticket to owner of the store at 205 W. Oak Street. The warning gives the store owner 7 days to correct the violation before an arrest ticket is issued. ” July 1961. ©Mart Studios Inc. 309 W. Madison St. Chicago 6.

WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW???
Today, 205 W. Oak Street is the backside of Solheim Gym, located at 930 N. Wells Street, part of the Moody Bible Institute Campus.

Today, 205 W. Oak Street is the backside of Solheim Gym, located at 930 N. Wells Street, part of the Moody Bible Institute Campus.
(Image from Google Maps)
205 W. Oak Street Mapped – Corner of Oak and Wells Streets (Image from Google Maps)

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Dedicated to learning and sharing, if you have additional information about the Officers pictured, the business at that location back in the day, or the Sanitation Police, please comment in the feedback box below!

Here’s how the image appeared in the RAS CPD Operations Calendar, July 2021

Here’s how the image appeared in the RAS CPD Operations Calendar, July 2021

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PHOTO, PRINT, DRAWING (Untitled photo, possibly related to: Chicago mounted police, Chicago, Illinois]. Creator: Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer. Date Created/Published: [1941 July]. Reproduction Number: LC-USF33-016163-M1 (B&w film nitrate neg.). U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540 USA.

WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW???

Title: [Untitled photo, possibly related to: Chicago mounted police, Chicago, Illinois]
Contributor Names: Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer
Created / Published: (1941 July]
Subject Headings • United States–Illinois–Chicago
Headings: Nitrate negatives.
Genre: Nitrate negatives
Notes
• Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWi shelflist.)
• Appears to be related to negative LC-USF33-016163-M2 hups://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998005533/PP/
• Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944.
• More information about the FSA/OWi Collection is available at hup://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsaowi
Medium: 1 negative : nitrate; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location: LC-USF33- 016163-Ml [P&PJ
Source Collection: Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA
Digital Id: fsa 8a33165 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnplfsa.8a33165
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017746874
Reproduction Number: LC-USF33-016163-M 1 (b&w film nitrate neg.) LC-DIG-fsa-8a3316S (digital file from original neg.)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs https://www.loc.gov/rr/prinVres/071_fsab.htm1
Online Format: image
LCCN Permalink: https://lccn.loc.gov12017746874

John Felix Vachon (May 19, 1914 – April 20, 1975) was an American photographer. He worked as a filing clerk for the Farm Security Administration before Roy Stryker recruited him to join a small group of photographers who were employed to publicize the conditions of the rural poor in America. (from Wikipedia)

From Wikipedia: John Felix Vachon (May 19, 1914 – April 20, 1975) was an American photographer. He worked as a filing clerk for the Farm Security Administration before Roy Stryker recruited him to join a small group of photographers who were employed to publicize the conditions of the rural poor in America. The hallmark of his style of photography is the portrayal of people and places encountered on the street, unembellished by the beautifying contrivances used by calendar and public relations photographers. To read more about John Vachon, including a gallery of some of his work, visit the wikipedia entry (click here).

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In spite of our best efforts to determine the location where the original photograph was taken, we just could not. Perhaps you know! Please comment in the feedback box below!

Here’s how the image appeared in the RAS CPD Operations Calendar, June 2021
What’s with the reddish-brown coloring of this photo? (we hear you query). We added a “sepia-tone” to the original image. To read why we chose to do this, click here: https://rascommunications.com/calendars/

Here’s how the image appeared in the RAS CPD Operations Calendar, June 2021

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