Pictures 15-13 and 15-14.

Canal Street without streetcars!  The upper 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.  The lower photo is 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.  Of course, effective streetcar service was impossible. World Wide Photos, Baltimore Sun archive, collection of the author (upper picture); San Francisco Examiner, collection of Anthony Posey (lower picture)



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