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September 12, 1910 
Alice Stebbins Wells became the first U.S. policewoman when the Los Angeles Police swore her in, gave her a badge, assigned her a telephone call box, a rule book and first aid book. She later founded the International Policewomen’s Association and traveled throughout North America to promote female officers. Visit ThisWeekinCaliforniaHistory.com #california #womenshistory



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Why does the writing on the photo say “Police Woman (ideal - not actual)”?


She sure looks like she means business in that photo. :)

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My guess would be that that means that it's a model playing the part of the perfect police woman, and not a real police woman that they took a picture of.

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