1890's New York City Policeman Photo with "Potsie" Badge. ARTIFACT: This is a photograph of a New York City policeman who served in the 1890s. It is an oval-shaped 3/4 view of him mounted on a black matting.
The policeman, whom handwriting on the reverse of the photograph identifies as Walter W. Evans, is dressed in uniform and wearing a "potsie" badge. The term potsie comes from a Victorian-era children's sidewalk game of the same name in which metal pieces were used. The pieces had much the same shape as the squarish police badges then in use. SIZE: 6" height and 5" width.
CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Photograph mounted on paperboard. EVANS IN UNIFORM in pencil on reverse. ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States police collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): Photograph is in nice shape a few light scuffs and a spot of discoloration. GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.
The item "1890's New York City Policeman Photo with Potsie Badge" is in sale since Thursday, July 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Police\Photographs". The seller is "flyingtigerantiques" and is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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