An Illustrated Police Equipment Catalogue From 1891

This Catalogue of Bean’s Patent Police Equipments from 1891 features a range of weaponry and apparatus for keeping the peace, enforcing the status quo and cracking the heads of anyone deemed criminally deviant. Produced in Boston by John P. Lovell Arms Co., this is a policeman’s ‘how-to’ guide. Continue reading »

Technicians At The Government Of Alberta Dairy And Food Canada Laboratory In 1970s

Technicians at the Government of Alberta Dairy and Food Canada Laboratory help entrepreneurs develop their products. We don’t know the names of the lab-coated ‘boffins’ in these portraits from June 1970. We’d like to. Is that you. What were you doing and why? Continue reading »

Surreal Photos Of Japanese Playground Equipment At Night By Kito Fujio

In 2005 Kito Fujio quit his job as an office worker and became a freelance photographer. And for the last 12 years he’s been exploring various overlooked pockets of Japan like the rooftops of department stores, which typically have games and rides to entertain children while their parents are shopping. More recently, he’s taken notice of the many interesting cement-molded play equipment that dots playgrounds around Japan. Continue reading »

German Swat Team Members Get Chain Mail Like Anti-Knife Equipment

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German police officers have been dealing with an increasing number of knife attack incidents with refugees. In order to prepare for the attacks the SWAT team have been wearing chain mail like equipment to protect themselves. Continue reading »

Old Farm Equipment And Scrap Metal Turned Into Stunning Sculptures

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South Dakotan sculptor John Lopez creates life-sized scrap metal sculptures with a uniquely Western American twist. In his hands, old discarded farm equipment is recycled into sculptures of iconic creatures from the American West like a bison, a horse plowing a field, or a Texas Longhorn. Continue reading »

Ammunition and Equipment of the Russian Police and Special Forces


This photo series is part of the “No comment” art-group project and devoted to the last days of the Russian “militia” (renamed to the “police” novadays). Those photos united by a common vision and synthesized documentary typology and artistic genre. Photos by Vladimir Serov. Continue reading »