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"Peaked: A Glimpse into the Evolution of Policing and Society" In a bustling city like London

Background imagePeaked 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 imagePeaked Collection: Policeman on BSA motorcycle, London

Policeman on BSA motorcycle, London
A Metropolitan Police officer riding a BSA motorcycle in London. The BSA could travel at up to 70 miles per hour

Background imagePeaked Collection: Woman police officer attending an accident

Woman police officer attending an accident where a man appears to have fallen off a ladder. She is speaking into her hand-held radio. Date: circa 1970s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1

Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1
Four early women police officers in uniform, in the street outside the Women Police Service building, London, on duty during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imagePeaked Collection: WWI Poster, If the cap fits you, join the Army today

WWI Poster, If the cap fits you, join the Army today
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, If the Cap fits you, join the Army today. Date: 1915

Background imagePeaked Collection: Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform

Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform
Woman police officer (Eileen Greenwood) in the new Surrey uniform introduced in 1973. The jacket was single-breasted with four buttons, and the hat was in black and white with a checked design

Background imagePeaked Collection: Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London

Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London
Woman police officer (Margaret Miles) in a London street, wearing the new style Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968. Date: circa late 1960s

Background imagePeaked 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 imagePeaked Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden and her brothers, London

Inspector Alice B Clayden and her brothers, London
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, with her three brothers (together with Sergeant Henry Pegler) in the yard of Crawford Place Police Station, London W1 -- the brothers are

Background imagePeaked Collection: Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz aged 81

Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz aged 81
Early Motor Cars - Karl Benz in 1925 aged 81, seated in his first car of 1885. 1925

Background imagePeaked Collection: Despatch riders with Douglas motorcycles, WW1

Despatch riders with Douglas motorcycles, WW1
Two despatch riders with Douglas 349cc motorcycles during the First World War. Date: circa 1916

Background imagePeaked Collection: Two women police officers and woman with suitcase

Two women police officers and woman with suitcase
Two women police officers (Jean Grasy and Margaret Findlay or Knight), one of them a sergeant, talking to a young woman with a suitcase on a London street. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1960s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Metropolitan police officer with dog at back of van

Metropolitan police officer with dog at back of van
A Metropolitan police officer standing at the back of his open van, where his Alsatian dog stands ready for action. Date: circa 1960s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Sir Walter Macarthur Allen

Sir Walter Macarthur Allen (1870-1943), Commander in Chief of the Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC). Portrait photograph by Hay Wrightson

Background imagePeaked Collection: Lookout man operating signalling lamp, Croydon Airport

Lookout man operating signalling lamp, Croydon Airport
Lookout man operating signalling lamp from the Control Tower, Croydon Airport Date: 1930s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Doorman

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Doorman. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imagePeaked Collection: Two boys saluting

Two boys saluting, probably during the Second World War. The one on the right is wearing a tin helmet and a gas mask. The one on the left is wearing a Royal Artillery peaked cap

Background imagePeaked Collection: Policemen on their motor cycles

Policemen on their motor cycles
A long line of Metropolitan Police officers on their motor cycles. Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Metropolitan Police peaked cap

Metropolitan Police peaked cap
A Metropolitan Police peaked cap

Background imagePeaked Collection: Chauffeur driving a blue car on a greetings card

Chauffeur driving a blue car on a greetings card
Chauffeur driving a blue car with two passengers on a greetings card -- A mile a minute. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePeaked Collection: The Mitre

The Mitre
2910832 The Mitre; (add.info.: 1800 Engraving depicting the Mitre, a ceremonial headdress consisting of a tall, white, peaked cap. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePeaked Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman exercising on the beach, with warning from inspector Date

Comic postcard, Large woman exercising on the beach, with warning from inspector Date: 20th century

Background imagePeaked Collection: Comic postcard, Woman in bikini and beach inspector Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman in bikini and beach inspector Date: 20th century

Background imagePeaked Collection: General Sir Charles Townshend, WW1

General Sir Charles Townshend, WW1
General Sir Charles Townshend (1861-1924), during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imagePeaked Collection: Woman police officer in updated uniform, London

Woman police officer in updated uniform, London
Woman police officer in the updated uniform introduced in 1977, with a range of mix and match options, and the checkered cravat replacing the bow tie

Background imagePeaked Collection: Patsy Dan Rodgers, The King of Tory Island, County Donegal

Patsy Dan Rodgers, The King of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland 1944-2018. Patsy is pictured in West Town playing his accordion Date: 2004

Background imagePeaked Collection: RMS Titanic, photograph, Captain Edward John Smith

RMS Titanic, photograph, Captain Edward John Smith
RMS TITANIC, Period oversize photograph showing Titanic's Captain Edward John Smith on board the Olympic with rare note The accompanying photograph of Captain Smith is provided by the voluntary

Background imagePeaked Collection: Sporting Whist playing cards scorecard, Jockey and Owner

Sporting Whist playing cards scorecard, Jockey and Owner
Sporting Whist playing cards scorecard, Jockey and Racehorse Owner

Background imagePeaked Collection: General Douglas MacArthur, WW2 Supreme Commander

General Douglas MacArthur, WW2 Supreme Commander, V-J Day - Unconditional Surrender of Japan, Manila, USA, Philippines, postal cover envelope Date: 1945

Background imagePeaked Collection: Flight-Lieutenant R L R Atcherley, pilot

Flight-Lieutenant R L R Atcherley, pilot Date: 1935

Background imagePeaked Collection: King Oscar II of Sweden, by Anders L Zorn

King Oscar II of Sweden, by Anders L Zorn
King Oscar II of Sweden, etching by Anders L Zorn Date: 1913

Background imagePeaked Collection: Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait, WW1

Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait, WW1
Still Life, They also serve who only stand and wait - George Robinson, Special Constable. Date: circa 1916

Background imagePeaked Collection: Three men in charge of the Queen Mary

Three men in charge of the Queen Mary - Captain, Chief and Assistant Chief Engineers Date: 1936

Background imagePeaked Collection: Group photo, Lifeboat Crew

Group photo, Lifeboat Crew Date: 1920

Background imagePeaked Collection: R. S. Hudson Omo Advertisement

R. S. Hudson Omo Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for R. S. Hudson Limited, promoting Omo, a bleacher, cleanser and purifier of household cloths

Background imagePeaked Collection: Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, British Army officer during WW1, later Commissioner of Police in London (1928-1931) Date: 1929

Background imagePeaked Collection: Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, British Pacific Fleet, WW2

Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, British Pacific Fleet, WW2
Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet during WW2, based in Sydney, Australia Date: 1940s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Major-General L C Dunsterville

Major-General L C Dunsterville Date: 1920

Background imagePeaked Collection: Armet a Rondelle, Milan, c. 1460-75 (steel)

Armet a Rondelle, Milan, c. 1460-75 (steel)
490828 Armet a Rondelle, Milan, c.1460-75 (steel) by Italian School, (15th century); 28.6x32.4x20.3 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imagePeaked Collection: Comic postcard, Woman in sailors costume at the seaside Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman in sailors costume at the seaside Date: 20th century

Background imagePeaked Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy on a scooter in the snow Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little boy on a scooter in the snow Date: 20th century

Background imagePeaked Collection: Comic postcard, Two women chatting - one of them in tears

Comic postcard, Two women chatting - one of them in tears, confiding in her friend Date: 20th century

Background imagePeaked Collection: London chauffeur and car

London chauffeur and car
A London chauffeur stands by his car awaiting instructions. Date: circa 1950s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Headgear on display in the Mall, London

Headgear on display in the Mall, London
A variety of headgear on display in The Mall, Central London. Date: circa 1960s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Chauffeur standing by his car

Chauffeur standing by his car
A chauffeur stands beside his car. Date: circa 1960s

Background imagePeaked Collection: Forage cap, peaked pillbox, warrant officers or senior non commissioned officers

Forage cap, peaked pillbox, warrant officers or senior non commissioned officers
3037393 Forage cap, peaked pillbox, warrant officers or senior non commissioned officers, West India Regiment, 1895 (textile & leather) by English School, (19th century); National Army Museum

Background imagePeaked Collection: Good Luck postcard, Royal Irish Guards, WW1. Bonne Chance Pour Toi, Mon Garcon

Good Luck postcard, Royal Irish Guards, WW1. Bonne Chance Pour Toi, Mon Garcon. Date: 1914-1918

Background imagePeaked Collection: Comic postcard, Saucy cat and gay dog, WW1 Date: circa 1918

Comic postcard, Saucy cat and gay dog, WW1 Date: circa 1918



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"Peaked: A Glimpse into the Evolution of Policing and Society" In a bustling city like London, the Metropolitan Police B Division stood tall as they prepared for a football match, ensuring safety prevailed amidst the excitement. With their sturdy BSA motorcycles, these dedicated policemen patrolled the streets, ready to uphold law and order. As World War I raged on, even women stepped up to serve their country. Four brave ladies donned police uniforms, breaking barriers and proving that strength knows no gender. A powerful WWI poster echoed this sentiment - "If the cap fits you, join the Army today" - encouraging all capable individuals to contribute towards victory. Accidents happen in any era, but one woman police officer was there to provide assistance during trying times. Her presence brought comfort and reassurance when it was needed most. Another pioneering policewoman proudly showcased Surrey's new uniform design; an emblem of progress in equality within law enforcement. London continued its march towards change as another female officer adorned herself in a stylish Hartnell uniform - blending fashion with duty seamlessly. Meanwhile, male counterparts gathered in station parade rooms before embarking on their daily patrols; united by purpose and camaraderie. Transportation evolved too; early motor cars became more commonplace thanks to innovators like Karl Benz at age 81 who revolutionized mobility for generations to come. In times of war, despatch riders relied on Douglas motorcycles for swift communication across treacherous terrains - heroes on wheels. Amidst all this progress lay moments of innocence; a little boy playing near garages symbolized hope for a brighter future where children could grow up free from fear or harm. And behind every van stood loyal companions – dogs faithfully supporting Metropolitan police officers through thick and thin. The word "peaked" encapsulates an era marked by transformation – both within policing practices and society itself.