c. 1905
Gift of Georgia Scott-Lind

Police uniform. Description: dark blue Oakland Police Department uniform of fulled wool, label inside jacket reads: "B. Axel Ovlen, Tailor, Oakland, Cal."; a: coat, fastens down the front with 9 OP brass buttons, high neck, fastens with hook, two stripes and three buttons on either cuff, 4 buttons at pleat in back, almost frock-coat style; b: trousers match coat, fasten in the front with 4 button fly and one button at waist, tan cotton suspenders with leather tips in place on top of trousers, lighter blue strip0e down outside of either leg. Dimensions: a: 18-1/2" across shoulders x 37-1/2" nape to hem; b: 46" waist x 30" inseam Condition: a: very good, slightly dirty; b: good, back hip pockets quite thread-bare, general wear to fabric, crotch replaced, slight moth dammage, inside seams of legs. History: Worn by donor's grandfather, Bernard Curran, who was a patrol officer (beat cop) in the Oakland Police Department. References/Remarks: Badge number 76 is pinned to the left front of the coat, between the third and fourth button holes with star point at least 3" from edge of coat. He wore this! The place for his badge is well defined. He was a large man, his pants got more wear than the coat, that was usual. They have been mended and remended, and the pockets have been mended too. (Joan Severa, 3/10/1994)

Used: adult | Male | Oakland Police Department | Bernard Curran | Old City neighborhood

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