Here are two great old photos from 1913, showing different angles of a traffic stop. The car is a Haynes roadster, which cost about $4,000 at the time. That’s about $95,000 today, or the cost of a sweet new Tesla.
1913. “District of Columbia traffic. Stop and Go signs.” A very new-looking circa 1913 Haynes roadster in Washington crossing Pennsylvania Avenue at 14th Street N.W. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
“District of Columbia, 1913. Traffic Stop and Go signs.” Traffic safety in Washington with the Treasury building at left. Note the pedestrian-catcher on the streetcar. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.