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Main 13: Good Housekeeping meets police tactics 

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An officer looking over the (now nearly-unrecognizable) Chicago skyline in the first issue of Main 13.
A mounted officer on a rearing steed, with the newly-completed south tower of the Wrigley Building in the background.
The CPD makes way for Santa in this 1921 cover illustration.
Shooting into an alley, November 1922.
Then, as now, Chicago police officers were expected to purchase uniforms. In 1921, officers weren’t even given a stipend to defray costs of uniforms and gear.
Body armor, 1920s-style.
A traffic cop forces Old Man Winter to yield to Flapper Spring in a 1923 cartoon.
In May 1923, Main 13 changed its name for one issue to Police 1313, another police emergency phone number. Three years later, the Chicago Police Department revived Police 1313, albeit without the Good Housekeeping-style articles.
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An officer looking over the (now nearly-unrecognizable) Chicago skyline in the first issue of Main 13.

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