LIKE
Good article? Vote
+1 point
2 votes
Loading...

Vintage Photos Showing The Road Accidents In The 1920s

Road accidents are a nightmare for many countries. The enormous amount of cars on the roads are the source of a huge number of accidents. Despite the safer cars, the number of traffic accidents is still very high.

The end of World War I saw the rise in the economic power of the United States due to their active trade and support of the Allied Nations in the war. The automotive industry skyrocketed during the 1920s. This extravagance was ignited by the introduction of Henry Ford’s Model T. Cars became a major source of freedom, adventure as well as travel and greatly altered the standard of living and social patterns, and differentiated suburban and urban living purposes. But the new industry went hand in hand with road accidents. And since the cars were not safe at the time, the results of the accidents were in most cases fatal.

Between 1917-1956, Leslie Jones, a Boston-Herald Traveler photojournalist, took photos of dozens different road accidents. All of them took place in and around Boston, Massachusetts. After his death in 1967, his photographs were taken to the Boston Public Library. Below you will find some of them taken in the 1920s. The effects of the accidents seen in these pictures leave no illusions – old cars were not safe at all.

1.

Road Accidents In The 1920s

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

21.

22.

23.

24.

Source: Boston Public Library

Share your thoughts about the road accidents in the 1920s and check out Playful Look Into Car Culture In California.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

You may also like...

Geralt Nowak

There will be something about me. I'm too lazy now.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. More information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

More info: Privacy & Cookies

Close this window

Read more:
Back to the Future Behind The Scenes Photos You May Not Have Seen Before

We have gathered over forty Back to the Future Behind...

Close