Way Back Then: Traffic Jams of the Past
These 14 vintage photos show that traffic jams had been occurring since the 1800s.
Buyers create a traffic jam at the Los Angeles wholesale produce market, 1927
China, December 1948
Embankment, London, 1926
Pont de la Concorde Paris 1956, by Frank Horvat
Berlin, Germany, 1927
London Bridge 1900 Traffic Jam
Traffic jam in Detroit, 1928
Paris 1954, by Robert Doisneau
The Brandenburg Gates traffic jam between East and West Germany on the first Saturday after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
Rush hour in Chicago, 1909.
Moscow’s Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam in Piccadilly Circus, London, ca. 1901
Los Angeles, 1950