Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Traffic problems I [series]
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Anyhow-This is the Way It Feels.

(Bus marked BUSES whose driver saying TEE-HEE knocks a small car marked THE REST of us off the road)

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No-Ball is Worth This Risk.

(Boy dashes out in street in front of car to retrieve football)

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What It MIGHT Cost To Save His Life.

(Pedestrian marked A. J. WALKER crosses the street reading a paper while a car to miss hitting him runs into a tree injuring a passenger)

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Goodbye License.

(Man marked CONVICTED DRIVER hands his MICHIGAN LICENSE TO animated roll of papers marked the BILL who sits behind a judges desk marked anti DRUNKEN-DRIVER BUREAU wielding mallet marked the LAW and saying GIMME THAT)

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Walk With Care.

(Man walking against a red light is narrowly missed by a car)

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Can He Hold Any More.

(Policeman marked POLICE DEPARTMENT saying, "LET ME HELP YOU TO SOME MORE?" and carrying a soup tureen marked 18 ADDITIONAL STOPS approaches a table at which sits animated bill marked BOULEVARD STOP ORDINANCE and on which there is a bowl marked 12 stops)

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Coming Events Cast Their Shadows.

(Sitting a car man marked PERSISTENT TRAFFIC VIOLATOR and saying BA-A-A-A-AH!!!-SAME OLD STUFF-BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING reads a paper reading SAFETY FIRST CAMPAIGN STARTS May 20. The shadow of a policeman is on the wall behind him)

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Watch for This Fellow.

(Animated roll of paper marked TRAFFIC AMENDMENT and a hat marked law stands in a safety zone and says KEEP TO YOUR RIGHT)

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Make 'em Climb The Greased Pole.

(A greased pole at the bottom marked MORE RIGID EXAMINATION TEST and at the top marked DRIVER'S LICENSE is being climbed by a man marked APPLICANT. On one side of pole is a man marked DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT holding a brush and pail marked GREASE, saying YOU'VE GOT TO WORK HARD TO GET IT. On the other side people are in a line saying I CAN DO IT. ME TOO, SO CAN I, IT'S A CINCH)

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Safety or Sorrow.

(First panel man escorts children carefully across road. Other panel man walks sorrowfully from hospital room where his wife lies in bed)

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The Most Important Lesson.

(Policeman saying "DON'T JUST READ IT-But LEARN IT BY HEART" stands behind desk marked PUBLIC SCHOOLS showing a list of traffic rules to the children)

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Get Rid of These Death Traps!

(Man marked TAX PAYER saying, "DO YOU CALL THIS THING PROTECTION"? points to circle in the middle of the road marked SAFETY ZONE. In the other hand he holds a newspaper recounting traffic accidents)

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A Real Necessity.

(Behind Dad Cadillac is a judge's bench marked TRAFFIC COURT on which is a sign saying, OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK. In front at a table are bills to sign to ensure traffic safety)

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A Real Chauffeur.

(Man saying, "YOU TAKE THE WHEEL" sits at the steering wheel of a car and holds the door open to robed man carrying a book marked spirit of courtesy)

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A Fair Warning.

(Man marked JUDGE BARTLETT climbs a flag pole marked TRAFFIC COURT and nails up a banner saying, all traffic violators will be prosecuted impartially)

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Danger Comes When Least Expected (moral: walk with care).

(Man saying, "HALF these TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WOULDN'T OCCUR if PEOPLE WOULD ONLY BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT HOW AND WHERE THEY WALK, walks in front of a car)

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Highways are Happy Ways.

(Traffic flows smoothly on road marked SAFE HIGHWAYS. The trains rush past on a track on a bridge above the road marked grade separation)

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How To Keep From Growing Old.

(Man marked Jay walker whistles as he walks across the road against a red traffic light)

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In Control.

(Death personified by figure in a black robe sits at a desk crossing off a list marked list of employees: RECKLESS DRIVER, CARELESS DRIVER, DRUNKEN DRIVER, etc. Out the window we see a collision of two cars. On the walk is a sign reading CITY OF DETROIT TRAFFIC MANAGER'S OFFICE. On the desk is a file saying auto deaths 30% increase. In the wastebasket are papers reading SAFETY FIRST PLANS, PUBLIC SAFEGUARDS, Etc)

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Will He Educate or Punish Him.

(Policeman saying, "YOU KNOW SON -- IT'S SO MUCH EASIER FOR ME TO PUT YOU DOWN THE OTHER CHUTE" puts man marked TRAFFIC VIOLATOR down chute marked EDUCATION instead of the one marked punishment)

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He Had The Right of Way, But--.

(The wraith of a man saying, "WELL--I SHOWED that TRUCK GUY THAT HE COULDN'T SCARE ME! reads his tombstone reading, HERE LIES WHAT'S LEFT OF 'OUTTO LUCK' WHO ARGUED WITH A TEN TON TRUCK 'INSISTING ON 'HIS RIGHTS' THEY SAY--SO NOW HE'S GOT HIS RIGHT Of WAY)

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A Warning to Boys.

(Boy riding bicycle hangs onto the side of a car. Large hand marked the law reaches out for him)

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Doesn't Believe in Signs.

(Motorist saying, "DON'T WORRY-! THOSE SIGNS ARE ONLY FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE" drives with a car load of people in front of a train. Warning signs are much in evidence)

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Recklessness at 12 m.p.h.

(With traffic lined up bumper to bumper a driver saying, "CAN'T YA SEE I'M IN A HURRY" hits another car as he tries to change lanes)

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Step On It.

(Large shoe marked THE LAW is lowering onto a race car driven by an imp marked speed demon)

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Back To The Limit.

(Dad Cadillac saying-AND IT'S TO YOUR INTEREST TO SUPPORT MY MAN with animated roll of paper marked BOULAVARD STOP ORDINANCE confront man marked Mr. BUSINESSMAN who is sitting behind his desk)

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Slippery Days: Both Drivers and Pedestrians Should Be Careful.

(Car driven by man saying, LOOK OUT! skids as it approaches red light. Pedestrian crossing street saying DON'T YOU DARE RUN INTO ME)

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Off the Ballot.

(Car marked COMMON COUNCIL MACHINE in which are riding 7 men in top hats runs over a paper marked November ELECTION BALLOT and hits a pedestrian marked J-WALKING ORDINANCE)

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What's He After.

(Bookcase marked DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT is pulled over by small boy marked COUNCIT14AN CALLAHAN spilling many-books and papers marked Police RECORDS: VIOLATION TICKETS, TRAFFIC RECORDS TICKETS, POLICE BUSINESS, ETC. Older man marked DETROIT COUNCIL showing concern approaches)

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For the Safety of the Public.

(Cadillac hammers a stake marked safety zone with a hammer marked RESOLUTION ADOPTED for 62 ADDED ZONES. Man marked CAR RIDER saying GOOD WORK DAD looks on)

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More Power To You-Judge.

(Man marked BARTLETT saying, I'LL JUST TAKE CARE OF THIS FOR A FEW WEEKS runs after car to grab its license)

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The Signal To Stop.

(Ball bounces out in the street from between parked cars. Approaching car stops)

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But Does It Get You Anywhere?

(Man saying, WELL--! ANYHOW, I HAD the RIGHT O' WAY is tossed in the air as the result of an accident)

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No caption.

(Man marked Judge Bartlett saying, "THAT'LL COST YOU JUST TEN DOLLARS points to a sign saying STOP that man marked TRAFFIC VIOLATER has ignored)