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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • BRITISH COLUMBIA, c. 1947

Urban Ohio: 1907

Urban Ohio: 1907

Cincinnati again circa 1907. "Fourth Street west from Main." The WURLITZER sign makes its umpteenth appearance on these pages. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Two trolley poles.

Note the two trolley poles on the trolley. Cincinnati would not allow electric cars to pick up their ground through the rails and mandated an overhead ground wire. This to prevent damage to gas and water pipes due to electrolysis, a serious problem. Outside of the city proper the cars did pick up their ground through the rails and ran with one pole down.

Streetcars Return!

Last weekend streetcars returned to Cincinnati and topped 20,000 riders!

 
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