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Photo Flashback: Saddle Up Edition

There's a lot to love about this photograph, from the police officer's bitchin' bike to his cool uniform (check out those boots). Then there's the lasso.


The photo ran in the Washington Star on July 2, 1942, with this caption: AT HOME ON THE RANGE -- This is Cowboy-Policeman Edward G. Comingore, who goes to work prepared for anything--even a cow on the city streets. Today he used this rope for a lasso to catch a calf near the Capitol. It is understood he does not carry a branding iron.

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By John Kelly  |  October 5, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
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The plaintiff used this photo as proof in his claim for damages against the 70's Disco group "The Village People." Said Mr. Comingore: "I was dressing as a cowboy and a policeman 30 years before these boys did it. In fact, I was singing "The tumbling tumbleweeds" when this shot was taken.

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