Archive of 48 original photographs of car accident scenes, 1961-1968

N.p. N.p., 1961-1968. Archive of 48 vintage photographs of car accidents scenes in the Columbia County, New York area, from the years 1961-1965, 1966, and 1968. With the stamp of Lee's Studio in Chatham, NY on the verso of the majority of photographs, along with occasional manuscript annotations. Most photographs housed in sleeves with annotations detailing dates, locations, and occasionally noting whether or not the accident was fatal.

Also included are several accident reports prepared by Lee Studios for internal use, and correspondence between Lee and law firms representing people involved in the accidents requesting copies of photographs.

The 1960s saw large increases in the number of vehicle fatalities, as car ownership greatly increased over the previous decades, and out of the six years documented in the archive, 1966 and 1968 are both among the ten deadliest in US history.

Photographs variously sized, with most being 10 x 8 inches. Generally Near Fine. Housed in a contemporary photo album and two folders.

[Book #149422]