Imprinted in purple type on verso: "New York's Ninth Police Stations the home of Kojak. March 79 # 79-29/The 9th Precinct runs from 14th Street down Houston and broadway to the east River , /the area is an ugly and terrifying place which is the home of the terrorists of the/Puerto Rican F.A.L.N. , the Black Liberation army, and HQ of NY's Hell's Angels. It/is the worst block in the city, with its stinking tenemants with no hest, burnt out/buildings, drunken derelicts and junkies, muggers and rapists. You would not want to / be in the 9th Precinct after dark if you could help it . To tv viewers around the /world ,Kojak has brought them the realities of crime in the big cities, also this police station is where Kojak is filmed. Psycho stabbers roam the dark streets and since 1967 over 3,000 policeman have been killed in America in the performance of their duties, and not one perpetrator has gone to the electric chair. In NY alone there are over 2,000 homicides a year and some cops feel it's time for a return to /vigilantes and frontier justice./(NYTimes Magazine 21 January 1979) Photos by Leonard Freed/ MAGNUM."
On verso: written in pencil " 1978 NEW YORK city.USA. / BOOK : "Police WORK " . / Signed by artist in pencil " Leonard Freed".
Black ink stamp: " © Leonard Freed-Magnum" .
Black ink stamp: "VINTAGE PRINT" /Written in pencil"78-9-25-33".
Written in pencil " LF-PW-090-02".
Written in pencil:"2a"with a circle drawn around it.
Written in blue pen: " Valsloma 2/80"
A purple ink stamp: " Photo.2./ (78.9.25/33) a man being being booked at the NY 9th Precinct , nearby the/tools of his trade. He was caught in a shop after breaking through the wall/from the shop next door. The box contains hammers and other tools . On the wall below the US flag are plaques to those police officers killed in the precinct during the past few years."
There are two small adhesive labels adhered to the bottom verso of image; one with black imprint: " PALAUTEAAN";and one with red imprint: " PALAUTETAAN/Suomen Kuvapalvelu Oy/Maistraatinportti 1,00240 Helsinki".