[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0467]

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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 ... continued below

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Creator: Unknown. July 4, 1935.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 11 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Oklahoma Historical Society

In 1893, members of the Oklahoma Territory Press Association formed the Oklahoma Historical Society to keep a detailed record of Oklahoma history and preserve it for future generations. The Oklahoma History Center opened in 2005, and operates in Oklahoma City.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0467]
  • Added Title: Death Won'T Take A Holiday Today

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?"

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • July 4, 1935

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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  • Dec. 3, 2013, 11:21 a.m.

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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0467], photograph, July 4, 1935; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc198522/: accessed September 22, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.