Mary Shanley 1937

Photo of New York City Detective Mary Shanley with her gun. The newspaper caption for the photos was, “pickpockets’ captor fears that she might look tough”.

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https://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3c34710/

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  3. Would the information in this photograph work just as well if someone wrote about what’s happening here? Why or why not?

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