Traffic at 5:30 on Second Avenue, Detroit, Mich. (LOC)

Siegel, Arthur,, 1913-1978,, photographer.


Traffic at 5:30 on Second Avenue, Detroit, Mich.


1942 July


1 transparency : color.



Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.

Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.





World War, 1939-1945

United States--Michigan--Detroit


Format: Cityscape photographs



Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-53 (DLC) 93845501


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Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):


Call Number: LC-USW36-763



  • DetroitDerek Photography ( ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ) 7y

    The view suggests this had to be taken atop the Fisher Building on Grand.
  • Eric Schmeric 7y

    There aren't any lane lines painted onto the roads. Hopefully they've corrected this by now.

    Is this still a one-way road?
  • einosunshine 7y

    Still a one way road. The area near the top of the picture is being transformed into a TechTown. I teach in the area.
  • steel flame 6y

    Look at those historic apartment buildings, long gone razed, just like thousands of them over the last 60 + years. Detroit is but a shell of what it once was, which was a great international city.
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