Railroad Crossing, Wyandotte, Michigan, Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad, October 1925

Summary

Railroad crossing warning signs weren't standardized in the United States until 1949. Before that designs varied by railroad company, though most tended to share some common features. X-shaped signs, eye-catching stripes, and supplementary messages like "Stop, Look and Listen" or "Look Out for the Cars" were all widely used.

Railroad crossing warning signs weren't standardized in the United States until 1949. Before that designs varied by railroad company, though most tended to share some common features. X-shaped signs, eye-catching stripes, and supplementary messages like "Stop, Look and Listen" or "Look Out for the Cars" were all widely used.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

October 1925

Subject Date

October 1925

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.548.P.833.44131

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in  (book)

Width: 11.25 in  (book)

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