[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0579]

Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "NORMAN, April 21- Three University of Oklahoma students, two of whom were injured, narrowly escaped death early Thursday morning when their car jumped a curb on Norman's Main street at a high rate of speed, skinned by a tree and slammed into a house.Charles R. Gwin, 21, Ada, was traveling east on Main street, near the business section, and failed to negotiate a curve, police Capt. Ernest Bailey said. Capt. Bailey said Gwin was driving fast when he started slamming on the brakes. The car, a 1946 model Cadillac, jumped the curb and missed hitting a tree head on by inches. Students car wound up in this condition after a Norman crash Thursday."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: April 21, 1955
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 4
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: April 21, 1955
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
April 21, 1955
Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "NORMAN, April 21- Three University of Oklahoma students, two of whom were injured, narrowly escaped death early Thursday morning when their car jumped a curb on Norman's Main street at a high rate of speed, skinned by a tree and slammed into a house.Charles R. Gwin, 21, Ada, was traveling east on Main street, near the business section, and failed to negotiate a curve, police Capt. Ernest Bailey said. Capt. Bailey said Gwin was driving fast when he started slamming on the brakes. The car, a 1946 model Cadillac, jumped the curb and missed hitting a tree head on by inches. Students car wound up in this condition after a Norman crash Thursday."

Note:

PublishDate: 4-21-1955

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Accidents | State | Auto | 1954 1955 | newspaper photographs
Added Title: Students Car Wound Up In This Condition After A Norman Crash Thursday.
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0579
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc224345
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image