Albert Kahn papers: 1896-2014
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Traffic problems IV [series]
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An Appeal.

(Woman in flowing robes marked HUMANITY holds a child hurt by a car while standing on an unprotected safety zone)

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Where the 'Force' is Weak.

(Large car marked TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS rushes through streets endangering unprotected safety zone a small policeman saying, STOP)

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Antagonizing Signs Defeat Their Own Purpose.

(panel 1. Man drives along in car and sees a stop at a distance; panel 2. Man approaches sign saying, STOP AND TRY OUR MEALS; panel 3. Man drives along in car and sees a sign saying SLOW DOWN; panel 4. Man approaches sign saying, SLOW DOWN TOURIST ROOMS ahead; panel 5. Man drives along sees sign saying Detour; panel 6. Man approaches sign saying DETOUR, TURN RIGHT off HIGHWAY for HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS; panel 7. Man saying MORE FAKES-eh? WELL they WON'T FOOL ME AGAIN as he sees sign saying danger; panel 8. Man wrecks his as he disregards sign saying DANGER ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

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Decide Now!

(Animated roll of paper marked BOULEVARD-STOP ORDINANCE saying, "ARE YOU WITH ME OR AGIN' ME?" wants to shake hands with man marked SPEEDER)

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A White Man's Burden.

(Man marked JEFFRIES saying, "DON'T WORRY I CARRIED YOU BEFORE and CAN do it again" carries a crying man marked 10,000 TRAFFIC CASES)

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"Two's Company"

(Man marked CITY COUNCIL saying THERE'S NOT ENOUGH ROOM for ALL drives a car in the shape of a rolled manuscript. Animated roll of paper marked PROPOSED AMENDMENT for ADDITIONAL streets saying, Hey mister! let us get on there. Seven small animated rolls of paper marked additional streets won't get in, too)

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Only Cowards Quake.

(Man marked hit and run driver saying, "THESE STORIES OF COWARDICE ARE GETTING ON MY NERVES" sits quaking in his chair reading newspapers which read HIT-RUN DRIVER KILLS BLIND MAN, HIT RUN DRIVER ADMITS KILLING, HIT-RUN DRIVER CAUGHT BY POLICE, etc)

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The Thoughtful Motorist.

(Man in car marked BRAKES O.K. saying, I'm so GLAD I MEMORIZED that VERSE as he slows up for two children. On a post beside the road is a sign saying: While I'm driving on the street; Where little folks I'm apt to meet, Who dash across the street in play, I hope I'll drive in just the way That I would drive, if mine were there upon that crowded thoroughfare. G.C. Schink, inspector Director of traffic)

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Wake Up!

(Man marked A.J. WALKER saying, my GOODNESS!-OFFICER HOW YOU FRIGHTENED ME jumps as police officer yells HEY! at him. In the back is the city on a smaller scale)

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There's No Telling WHAT May Come Out of It.

(Large egg marked $30,000.00 TRAFFIC SURVEY to FACILITATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION lies in next. Man marked POLICE TRAFFIC BUREAU saying, "IT'S UP TO YOU TO HATCH it as he and a chicken marked COMMON COUNCIL look on)

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Not Enough Weights.

(Large man marked TRAFFIC VIOLATION CASES stands on a scale marked MUNICIPAL COURT which breaks, scattering weights marked BARTLETT, JEFFRIES, STEIN, FAUST, COTTER, KEIDEN AND MURPHY)

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Putting the Lid On.

(Man marked RECORDERS COURT tries to put top marked LONG TERM on box marked JAIL. In the box are 3 men marked DRUNKEN DRIVER, SPEEDER, RECKLESS DRIVER trying to get out)

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The Sheriff Starts A New Campaign.

(Out of the earth comes a great arm marked SHERIFF WAYNE COUNTY and holding a paper marked OPERATOR'S LICENSE, STATE OF MICHIGAN. Man marked convicted traffic violator kneels in front of hand reaching for the license)

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No caption.

(Silhouette of an officer marked DETROIT POLICE carrying a bat marked LAW ENFORCEMENT walking into a blinding light marked BLINDING HEADLIGHTS)

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Who's Boss.

(Policeman and black robed skeleton marked recklessness fight r control of a lever marked TRAFFIC CONTROL)

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No caption.

(Man is Jay walking across a busy street ignoring the sign reading DON'T JAY-WALK its DANGEROUS)

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They'd Better Behave.

(Man marked the VICIOUS DRIVER saying, WHADDA Ya SUPPOSE HE CAN DO? talks with man marked the INDIFFERENT DRIVER and with man marked the SPEED DRIVER saying, I'M TRYIN TO FIGGER what I can do. Looking over a wall at them is an officer marked BOULEVARD-STOP plan)

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No caption.

(Twelve stop signs saying STOP AT THIRD, etc. are carried by an animated bill marked BOULEVARD STOP ORDINANCE saying, YEP-THESE ARE THE TWELVE NEW ONES. A smiling motorist saying, IT May BE A BIT INCONVENIENT at FIRST, BUT I'M FOR YOU, BROTHER)

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Why Not.

(A manuscript saying "Petition for regular traffic court to operate 6 DAYS EACH week" hangs over the recorders court bench where a woman in robes and marked justice sits. Dan Cadillac reads the petition)

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A Suggestion (Put These Signs on the Street Cars).

(Officer marked traffic saying, "Quite TRUE-BUT PUTTING IT UP HERE MAKES A DEEPER IMPRESSION" nails a sign saying, "NOTICE STOP SIX FEET BEHIND STANDING CAR" A motorist says THAT'S not a new idea -- it's in the TRAFFIC LAW BOOK--)

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Flagging the Train.

(Large hand marked DETROIT crashes up through the earth where train track and highway meet with a roll of paper marked safeguard the crossings)

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Make 'em Weigh In.

(Man marked AUTO DRIVERS hands paper marked APPRECIATION FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE to man marked LICENSE BUREAU saying YOU OUGHT TO PASS THE TEST FIRST who stands behind a large scale marked EXAMINATION SCALE)