Pictures 15-13, 15-14, and 15-14.5.

Canal Street without streetcars!  The top photo is dated July 8, 1929, but could have been taken any time in the previous few days.  We see NO streetcars at all, but the automobile lanes are completely clogged with traffic.  A close look reveals that many people have left their cars and are standing around in the street.  News accouts indicate that they are deliberately blocking street traffic as part of the strike effort.  The middle and bottom photos are from a few days later, after NOPSI obtained a federal injunction against interference with its operations.  On July 15, the company again tried to resume service.  We see federal marshals and local police forming a convoy around a streetcar as it tried to proceed down the Canal Street outer track.  The bottom photo shows car 813 beginning its run from the loop at the foot of Canal Street, probably on the St. Charles or Tulane Belt line.  There is a notice fixed to the dash of the streetcar announcing the federal injunction, and just in front of the car is a man wearing a sign, probably also advertising the injunction.  To the right of car 813 is a policeman or perhaps a NOPSI supervisor, with other police visible near the left edge of the photo.  Two laborers are seen carrying shovels full of something perhaps scraped from the tracks.  Of course, effective streetcar service was impossible. World Wide Photos, Baltimore Sun archive, collection of the author (top picture); San Francisco Examiner, collection of Anthony Posey (middle picture); unidentified newpaper archive, collection of the author (bottom picture)




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