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Oakland, Calif., circa 1957. "Wrecked taxi at school crossing." Note the crossing guard at right. Featured players in this curbside drama include a 1957 Chevy, Plymouth taxicab and (yet again) 1953 Buick, supported by a trio of 1955 and '56 Ford police cars. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.