Crash Curiosity, 1915

The unusual sight of a car accident captures attention in 1915.

A bunch of young people in Mobile take delight in the aftermath of a car accident, an event that would have been something of a novelty in 1915. Just two years earlier, Henry Ford had introduced the first moving assembly line, making way for the explosion of private car ownership within the next 20 years.

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Erik Overbey Collection, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama | Colorization by Dynamichrome Limited

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