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Lexington policewomen uniforms, 1962

Posted on August 7, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Lexington police officers Ida K. Oplas, left, and Susan J. Garr modeled new uniforms on Jan. 29, 1962. The uniforms, designed by Oplas, were the first official policewomen garments since women first joined the force in 1917. Until then, they wore personal clothing, usually business skirt suits. Their new blue serge outfits, tailored to match uniforms worn by male police officers, included a purse with a holster inside it. Published Jan. 30, 1962, in the Lexington Herald. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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