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Police Men Collection

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Too Many Cooks by Lawson Wood

Too Many Cooks by Lawson Wood
A policeman on the beat around a smart London square appears to be blissfully unaware of the cooks emerging from each house to gaze adoringly at him

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Officer London

Police Officer London
Police officer on duty in London with a George Vi helmet plate Metropolitan Police

Background imagePolice Men Collection: The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman

The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman
An entire queue of traffic, as well as pedestrians stop and look on in horror as a couple driving a small, yellow car accidentally bump an incandescently irate policeman in the middle of the road

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Metropolitan Police recruitment poster

Metropolitan Police recruitment poster
A Metropolitan Police recruitment poster, asking for ex-servicemen to apply. There are several hundred vacancies to fill

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Officer / Children

Police Officer / Children
Police officer giving directions to three boys with a three person bicycle pointing in the opposite direction Transport

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846

Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846
Engraving of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), the English statesman and Prime Minister. Peel was a Conservative MP who held strong views on Irish Catholicism and Free Trade vs Protectionism

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Cid Officers as Dockers

Cid Officers as Dockers
C.I.D officers cunningly disguised as dockers during investigations into drug smugglers at Limehouse Docks, London. One man (r) has a hook for a hand!

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match

Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match
Officers of the Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for a football match between Fulham FC and West Ham United FC Reserves, competing for the Combination Cup

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Officers London

Police Officers London
Police officers wearing old and new uniforms. On left wearing 1980 uniform, on right the old from the period 1959-1980 Metropolitan Police in London near Houses of Parliament

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Metropolitan Police officers, Battle of Cable Street

Metropolitan Police officers, Battle of Cable Street
Metropolitan Police officers attempt to dismantle a barricade set up by anti-fascist demonstrators in the East End of London

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania

Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania
In the centre of London, close to Piccadilly Circus, two children stop a policeman from directing traffic to ask him where Father Christmas is

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Officer & Triumph

Police Officer & Triumph
Metropolitan Police officer on a Triumph motorcycle during World War II

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Catford Police Station with officers posing outside

Catford Police Station with officers posing outside
Catford Police Station in south east London with officers posing outside. Date: 1850

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty

Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty
A Metropolitan Police officer, PC Edward Ridout of Chelsea Police Station, on traffic duty. He is standing by a zebra crossing to help a little boy across the road

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood

Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood
Four portly prison officers and policemen force feed a handcuffed suffragette Christmas pudding from the police buffet trolley in Holloway Prison. Date: 1912

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Policeman talk to Gypsies on Epsom Downs

Policeman talk to Gypsies on Epsom Downs
Two Policeman talk to a Gypsy family by their caravan and wagon on Epsom Downs Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police in London

Police in London
Police officers on the radio in the street in London. Metropolitan Police

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Motorcycle Team at Crystal Palace

Police Motorcycle Team at Crystal Palace
The Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Team at Crystal Palace Centre. Five of the riders are wearing white corker helmets and all are riding White Triumph motorcycles with white legshields

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Officer Walking

Police Officer Walking
Metropolitan Police officer pounding the beat in London

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Metropolitan Police officers with hand ambulance

Metropolitan Police officers with hand ambulance
Three Metropolitan Police officers posing for their photograph with a Bischoffsheim hand ambulance at the rear of Uxbridge Police Station

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Fancy Meeting You by George Ranstead

Fancy Meeting You by George Ranstead
Humorous illustration by George Ranstead, an amateur artist of the Great War who served in the Army Pay Corps, depicting a rascally little boy wriggling through a fence after stealing apples

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Policeman at a police call box

Policeman at a police call box
A policeman on the phone at a police public call box on a London street

Background imagePolice Men Collection: A young Police Dog

A young Police Dog
A Police Dog puppy sitting in an upturned MET Police Officers cap

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Public Call Box, London

Police Public Call Box, London
A police officer using a Police Public Call Box on a London street. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Lti 20-20 Speed Gun

Lti 20-20 Speed Gun
Metropolitan police officer with LTI 20-20 speed gun checking the speed of cars in the traffic

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police in the Snow

Police in the Snow
A group of Metropolitan Police Officers stand in a line in the snow

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Motorcyclist

Police Motorcyclist
Metropolitan Police officer on his motorcyle

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Metropolitan Police Association Football Team

Metropolitan Police Association Football Team
The Metropolitan Police Association Football Team prior to boarding a KLM four engine Fokker plane to Amsterdam. The visit was arranged following an invitation from the Dutch Police Association to

Background imagePolice Men Collection: To the Public Danger

To the Public Danger
Humorous scene by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing policemen chasing a gentleman in a futuristic flying machine along a main road. Satire on flying which was in infancy

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Car Chase 1991

Police Car Chase 1991
Police officers driving a police car during a car chase, on the radio and wearing seatbelts. Metropolitan Police on an emergency call

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Inspection

Police Inspection
Police Officers line up for inspection with their truncheons and notebooks Metropolitan Police

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police on Duty

Police on Duty
Police officers talking to an Asian man in the street. Metropolitan Police

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Apres la Guerre No. 3 - WWI postcard by George Ranstead

Apres la Guerre No. 3 - WWI postcard by George Ranstead
Humorous postcard drawn by amateur soldier artist of the Great War, George Ranstead, who, in a series of illustrations suggesting what life might be like at the end of the war

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Officer and Dog

Police Officer and Dog
Metropolitan Police dog handler taking his dog out of a police van

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Cid Officers Sunday Best

Cid Officers Sunday Best
C.I.D officers (who can be seen in disguise as dockers in the other picture in this set) sit proudly in their Sunday best, no longer sporting fake hands and eye-patches!

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Suffragette to Prison

Suffragette to Prison
Go home and wash the kid ! is the advice kindly given to a suffragist as she is led to prison by two policemen

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
Dame Agatha Christie (1891-1976) English novelist and crime fiction writer, pictured in caricature as a figure looming over a rather humorous crime scene

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Traffic Police Officer

Traffic Police Officer
Traffic police officer giving stop signal number 2. Metropolitan police

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Mounted Police Officer

Mounted Police Officer
Metropolitan Police officer talks to mounted police officer on a police horse

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Policemen in station parade room, London

Policemen in station parade room, London
Four policemen stand ready in their uniforms, with notebooks, whistles and truncheons, in the station parade room at Ruislip, north west London, watched by their commanding officer

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Police Group 1864

Police Group 1864
Group of police officers wearing combed back helmets, in use between 1864 and 1870. Metropolitan Police

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Traffic Police C. 1900

Traffic Police C. 1900
Three police officers, one in uniform and two in plain clothes working together to catch speeding motorists. The two plain clothed policemen hold stopwatches

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Cover design, Popular Aviation Magazine

Cover design, Popular Aviation Magazine combined with Practical Mechanics, showing two criminals in a red car being pursued by two policemen in a biplane

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Metropolitan Police officer, PC Tom Smith

Metropolitan Police officer, PC Tom Smith
Studio photograph of the Metropolitan Police officer, PC Tom Smith, wearing the new eight button tunic which replaced the old Peelers tailcoat in 1864. The top hat remains as before. Date: 1864

Background imagePolice Men Collection: 1921 FA Cup Final

1921 FA Cup Final
The outside left for Tottenham Hotspur (Dimmock) scores the only goal in the FA Cup Final to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers before a crowd of 72, 805 at Stamford Bridge

Background imagePolice Men Collection: Princess Diana and Prince Charles visiting the Met Police

Princess Diana and Prince Charles visiting the Met Police
Princess Diana and Prince Charles on a visit to the Metropolitan Polices burglary squad. Date: circa 1980s

Background imagePolice Men Collection: First Metropolitan Police-Dogs

First Metropolitan Police-Dogs
Front cover photograph showing two London policemen with the first Metropolitan police-dogs in 1938, thirty years after the first dogs were used by the North Eastern Railway Police to patrol Hull



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