Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Traffic Before the Automobile (High Res B&W Photos)

Detroit Traffic 1907
"The very first fatalities caused by automobiles were protested in the streets as the tragedies they were. Mayors issued proclamations for public mourning. Contrast this to today, where Americans tolerate over 40,000 deaths per year from motor vehicles as an acceptable loss to be grieved in private."

For a tour of early US cities before the automobile visit Rebel Metropolis' Exploring Life Before the Automobile.

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