Photographic collection: The last horse-drawn black Maria. C. 1910, used for collecting prisoners. The name black Maria came from a woman who ran a public house in America. It is reported she was able to hold two men, one under each arm until they gave up fighting or causing a disturbance. For maritime museum exhibition April 1986 entitled: 150 years of policing in Swansea

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 216 P/PR/83iii/3/2
  • Dates of Creation
      c. 1910
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 photograph, black and white