[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0467]

Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Death won't take a holiday TODAY. While children play, while grownups enjoy the work-less day, death will continue taking its toll. Safety first is the weapon that is most effective against this dread enemy. America has materially reduced its Fourth of July sacrifice to death as far as fireworks fatalities, drowning and other accidents are concerned, but not in the number of automobile deaths. Last year, automobiles claimed 69 lives in the nation on Independence day---fireworks only one. The percentage of automobile deaths was even greater during the preceding years. In 1933 there were 82 traffic deaths; 1932 had 117 and 1931 had 161. What about the 1935 Independence day sacrifice?"

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: July 4, 1935
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 7
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 4, 1935
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
July 4, 1935
Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Death won't take a holiday TODAY. While children play, while grownups enjoy the work-less day, death will continue taking its toll. Safety first is the weapon that is most effective against this dread enemy. America has materially reduced its Fourth of July sacrifice to death as far as fireworks fatalities, drowning and other accidents are concerned, but not in the number of automobile deaths. Last year, automobiles claimed 69 lives in the nation on Independence day---fireworks only one. The percentage of automobile deaths was even greater during the preceding years. In 1933 there were 82 traffic deaths; 1932 had 117 and 1931 had 161. What about the 1935 Independence day sacrifice?"

Physical Description:

1 photograph

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Accidents | Auto | City-County-State | Prior To 1939 | newspaper photographs
Added Title: Death Won'T Take A Holiday Today
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0467
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc198522
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image