Policewoman, Berlin (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Policewoman, Berlin

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.21223

Call Number: LC-B2- 3779-6


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 30/Nov/2013 14:40:23


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    • 02/Dec/2013 07:33:27

    One of the photos in the Bain collection showing women doing man's work during wartime especially in Berlin. Other photos under www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/8903294002/

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    Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse

    • 06/Jan/2014 12:31:18

    I highly doubt that this is a police woman, Germany didn't get police women till the 1920s. Furthermore she seems to be holding a ticket clipper and might be standing in a tram. I think she is a tram conductor. Was she called a police woman on the original photo or more recently?

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    • 07/Jan/2014 07:45:38

    She has a badge with the inscription "Bahn Polizei Beamter" (railway police official).

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    Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse

    • 07/Jan/2014 10:43:56

    Of course, I could not see that on the copy I was looking at, silly me.

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    • 11/Jun/2015 08:24:24

    the badge says "Bahn Polizei", however, the lady in question was employed as ticket controller at one of the regular railway or city railway (U-Bahn or S-Bahn) stations in Berlin. In her hand she´s holding a ticket slip puncher and she is effectively blocking the passage to or out of the platform. Women were, indeed, employed, by the Reichsbahn but not by the police s such. Hope that helps. Greetings from Berlin!

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    Greg (LOC P&P)

    • 12/Jun/2015 15:39:09

    Original is inscribed "policewoman," but we can add a note of nuance to the record. Thanks, All!