Three members of the St. Paul School Police force.

Three members of the St. Paul School Police force.

Three members of the school police; note their signs, badges, and Sam Browne belts, c.1933.

School Police Parade, St. Paul.

School Police Parade, St. Paul.

St. Paul school police parade, c.1931.

Making new signals for St. Paul school police, Boys Vocational School, St. Paul.

Making new signals for St. Paul school police, Boys Vocational School, St. Paul.

Workers making signs for the school police, c.1930.

School Police gives warning to boys trying to hitch a ride on a truck.

School Police gives warning to boys trying to hitch a ride on a truck.

School police telling boys to get down from truck, c.1924.

Group of children being escorted by School Police.

Group of children being escorted by School Police.

The safety patrol at work, c.1930.

The Origins of the School Safety Patrol, 1921

The school safety patrol was first implemented in 1921, one of the earliest in the country. Parents, principals, and politicians in St. Paul were at the forefront of its development. At that time, walking to and from school had become dangerous because there were more cars on the road and few safety guidelines. Children often took risks when crossing streets, and placing other children at intersections to direct traffic was a key innovation that reduced accidents.

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, Tenth Street

Second floor of Weber Werness Studios in the Handicraft Guild Building, 89 South Tenth Street, Minneapolis, c.1930.

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster

Unfinished watercolor and pencil study for a poster, possibly by Mary S. Campbell, c.1915.

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street

Assembly Room of Handicraft Guild, Tenth Street and Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, c.1910.

Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot

Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot

A hand-formed and hand-finished Arts and Crafts-style hammered copper jardiniere flowerpot, c.1910. Bottom center is stamped "Handicraft Guild/Minneapolis."

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