1931: Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

This series of photographs by the Automobile Club of Southern California attempts to demonstrate the danger which children playing in streets pose to drivers and to remind them to stay alert when behind the wheel. The images were all taken in the Wilshire Boulevard and McCadden Place area of Los Angeles.

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

Faking street hazards for safety manuals

3 Responses

  1. naguere

    What great cars, if you had one of those now, what would it be worth?
    What splendid kids, well dressed they are in a plain way, and slim.
    They even have good haircuts.
    But, no Penicillin in those times.
    I would appreciate any comments to fill me in, me being from England.
    It looks warm. the houses look executive.
    I may recognise a Ford logo on a bonnet.
    Anyway, just great.

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    • gt50

      Regarding the houses, they are the standard Los Angeles stucco home. Many of these Spanish style homes were built in from the 1920′s until the 1940′s at least. There are numerous old neighborhoods in which all of the homes resemble these. My home was built in 1927 and is of the same style.

      When I saw the homes in the background of the pictures, I thought it was the LA area. The tags confirmed it.

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  2. Yoda

    2S 22 10 is a 1927 or 28 Chevrolet. I’m not sure what 1V 95 44 is, but it looks both newer and more upscale.

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