Monday, September 1, 2014

Have a Safe Labor Day!

It's Labor Day, so you know what that means here on the Brady Blog – yet another in my long-running series of ghoulish reminders to enjoy a safe holiday, whatever it may be.
This particular photo above feature ran on the front of the Journal on Saturday, September 2, 1961. The gruesome photo creatively depicts the normally unseen "hand of death" that rests on the shoulders of too many drivers during the holiday weekend.

By the way, the photo is identified as a Unifax photo. United Press International pioneered electronic transmitting of photos through the development of its Unifax machine, the first automatic picture receiver.

Anyway, the photo also appeared on the front page of the Mansfield News-Journal (below), which shared common ownership with the Lorain Journal at that time.

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