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A newspaper article depicting the issues Smedley Butler and Mayor Freeland Kendrick had

Philadelphia received help from the federal government twice in the 1920s to combat its Prohibition-fueled crime problem. The first intervention involved the appointment of General Smedley Butler (1881-1940), shown here in 1924 destroying a barrel of…

Smedley Butler Historical Marker.jpg
A historical marker detailing Smedley Butler's contributions to Philadelphia, and what made him so successful.

Smedley Butler takes the oath of office to become Director of Public Safety of the City of Philadelphia from Mayor W. Freeland Kendrick.

Several men in suits stand alongside police officers as spectators at a police parade "...reviewing the turnout..."
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