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Signs, traffic lights, cars, trolley, a pickup truck, and pedestrians tangle. 3 39 John Vachon, Chicago, Illinois, July 1941. ” Cars square off at an intersection, as if at the starting block of a race. 5 John Vachon, Chicago, Illinois, July 1941. ” Cars form the new rim of the city. 41 John Vachon, Omaha, Nebraska, November 1938. 6 John Vachon, Chicago, Illinois, July 1941. ” Cars cover the ground. 7 42 Dorothea Lange, San Francisco, California, April 1939. “The city of San Francisco, California.
The time interval between photos was exactly five minutes. Within this time, in one of the most crowded metropolitan areas in the world, it was possible to stop all traffic, and to get all persons safely indoors. 1 37 Howard R. Hollem, New York, New York, December 1941. 1 for the view before. 2 38 John Vachon, Detroit, Michigan, August 1942. ” Signs, traffic lights, cars, trolley, a pickup truck, and pedestrians tangle. 3 39 John Vachon, Chicago, Illinois, July 1941. ” Cars square off at an intersection, as if at the starting block of a race.
Visible only through an encircling string of cars. . 8). 9). 10). And the scene inside the public transportation vehicles mirrored the jumble outside. 11). The density of urban life went beyond the transportation web that provided mobility to people into, out of, and around the city. 13). 15). 16). 20). As much as mobility defined the era—moving from farms to towns, from east to west, from south to north— delay often overshadowed the movement. People were waiting for change, for jobs to come forth, for food, for government assistance—for this painful, often shameful, period to end.