Friday, September 10, 2021

Ahistorical Pearl Clutching

Any idea where the tradition of police in the US wearing blue uniforms came from? You guessed it: Army surplus.
"Many cities like Los Angeles adopted the same practice of using Union Army surplus uniforms in the days following the Civil War. Similar photos of NYPD officers wearing the old uniforms and “Bobbie”-style helmets can be seen as early as 1893."