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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
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China, December 1948
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Embankment, London, 1926
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Pont de la Concorde Paris 1956, by Frank Horvat
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Berlin, Germany, 1927
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London Bridge 1900 Traffic Jam
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Traffic jam in Detroit, 1928
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Paris 1954, by Robert Doisneau
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The Brandenburg Gates traffic jam between East and West Germany on the first Saturday after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
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Rush hour in Chicago, 1909.
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London, 1890s
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Moscow’s Traffic Jam
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Traffic Jam in Piccadilly Circus, London, ca. 1901
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Los Angeles, 1950
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H/T Oldpicsarchive

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