Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Transportation, Public I [series]
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No caption.

(Man marked MARTIN-CANDIDATE for MAYOR saying, "How can I explain this" gazes at a packed trolley car marked FARES RAISED, SERVICE CURTAILED, EMPLOYES FLOUTED, EARNINGS REDUCED)

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Trying to Pull Martin Out of a Hole.

(Two men saying, "HANG ON-JOE" and "WE'LL HELP YOU JOE" stand on top of a bluff grasping a rope to pull up a man marked MARTIN and MARTIN'S MOTORBUS STATEMENT)

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Under Control.

(Large "Cadillac" figure holding a book of PLANS to UNIFY RAPID TRANSIT in DETROIT in one hand stands astride the city and many cars marked JITNEYS, BUSES, and ALL COMMON CARRIERS. His other hand is thrust forward marked SUPREME COURT DECISION and hold reins to all the cars)

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Growing Pains.

(Large childish boy marked DETROIT sits crying on lap of smaller man marked city authorities. Man marked GRAND TRUNK RY. dangles a toy train marked SUBURBAN RAILWAY in front of the boy)

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How Long Will He Keep THIS Up.

(Man marked D.S. Ry. carries piggy back large man marked DETROIT MOTOR BUS CO. saying, "He does the transportin' while I carry the bag" who carries on his back a full sack marked over $250,000.00 paid for bus rental in 10 months)

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Now--its Up to YOU!

(Large hand marked the RIDING PUBLIC points accusingly at marked D.S.R. MANAGEMENT. A wrecked car marked Jitney rule has smashed into a light pole marked STATE SUPREME.COURT DECISION)

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The Protean.

(Santa Claus marked COMMON COUNCIL with a pack on his back marked PROMISES FOR 1933 filled with toys marked subways DIPS, city hall is approached by small boy marked JOHN PUBLIC saying, "But what about this Christmas" and pointing at a toy bus marked RAPID TRANSIT)

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(Animated trunk marked GRAND TRUNK and containing land grab saying, "THIEVES" leans over a cliff pointing at large crowd below marked KILL THE LAND-GRAB, SAVE the M.O., WE WANT GOOD GOVERNMENT, VOTE FOR SMITH, WE WANT SMITH" A man marked Martin saying, "vote swappers" and a cherub marked Schram are also on the cliff pointing at the crowd)

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Wanted--Strong man to Take Control.

(A large cylinder marked DETROIT'S TRANSIT PROBLEM is encircled by a group of men marked Rapid Transit Commission, buses, council, mayor, jitneys, D.S.R. Large cobwebs above marked legal problems)

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All's Well That Ends Well.

(Large bride marked RIGHT TO CONTROL CITY STREETS is led to alter by smaller man marked MR. VOTER saying, "Guess that fellow thought I was only foolin". In the pews is a mustached villain marked JITNEY saying CURSES)

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On File.

(Animated roll of papers marked JITNEY PETITIONS is impaled on a sharp spike marked PROBE)

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Mr. Taxpayer Wins the Steam-heated Medal.

(Bewildered man marked TAXPAYER sits in office chair, has just finished reading newspaper reading Jitneys STILL REMAIN on DETROIT'S STREETS. From upper left an ancient man marked Jobs "HERE--YOU WEAR IT!" Approaches holding out a medal marked PATIENCE)

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Groesbeck Can Stop It.

(Hand marked Groesbeck grasps the wrist of another hand marked the D.U.R.-GRAB that is trying to grasp a roll of papers reading RIGHTS TO CITY'S STREETS tied in a ribbon marked Detroit)

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--And the Villain Still Pursued Her.

(Young woman marked MICHIGAN saying, "NO THANK--I HAVE PLENTY OF MY OWN" carrying a large plant marked DETROIT BUS-PLANT with many blossoms marked LOW BIDS is approached by handsome young man marked ROSS SCHRAM carrying papers reading "HIGH-BID BUSES FROM OHIO")

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Exclusive City Service.

(Man marked Wilcox throws balls marked permits at target head of man marked DSR. At the man's feet is a box of balls marked Permits to operate Jitneys in Detroit)

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Another Knock Out.

(Large hand marked SUPREME COURT in a boxing glove punches an animated sheaf of papers marked GROESBECK-JITNEY FACTION'S injunction)

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"Don't Blame the Jitneys".

(Large bag marked D.S.R. TREASURY leaks coins as it is carried. Following gathering of the coins is a man marked Jitney treasury)