Public Service Delivery A Century Ago

By public service delivery we usually understand the process of providing the members of a community with monopoly services like law enforcement, street sweeping, firefighting or emergency medical services.

A new outdoor photo exhibition in Moscow’s Vorontsov Park is showing how public service delivery looked a century ago in pre-revolutionary Russia.

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A Moscow Street cleaner in 1900 by an unknown photographer

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Above: A Firefighter brigade in 1907, by unknown author

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The first medical emergency vehicle in 1913

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A team of police officers equipped with cameras; nowadays’ job description would be forensic photographer