Today’s feature image takes us to Philadelphia, PA, for a circa 1950 overhead view of automobiles on a traffic circle surrounding a park. The photo was taken shortly after this new roadway was opened, as there are virtually no oil stains to be seen on the center of the three lanes and the white stripes are bright and clean.
Sections of the city are relatively prosperous, and this rotary appears to be in one of these well-to-do areas as the vast majority of the cars in the image are new or only a few years old. Street cars were still in use in this area, and the separate inner lane would accommodate them as soon as all of the overhead wiring was in place.
Tell us what you find of interest in this image courtesy of PhillyHistory.