Vintage Traffic Light Photograph
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This photograph of a vintage traffic light was taken in the fall of October 2011 at the intersection of 2nd Street, Chaplin, and Chapel Streets in the small town of Paris, Kentucky, population 9,752 in 2012. This old vintage traffic light still hangs there to this day. While this light isn’t necessarily a tourist draw it caught our attention and because we have a tendency to “like” things, which is nostalgic and antique, it was photographed. In fact the entire town is like stepping into an early 20th century time machine. I’m sure you will see more photographs available of Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky in our catalog. Hopefully you can find some use for it in one of your projects!
Here is an interesting side note about traffic signals. It turns out that a man by the named of Garrett Morgan (March 4, 1878 – August 27, 1963), a former slave born in Paris, Kentucky went on to invent a type of traffic control device that he patented in 1922, which was pretty much nothing like the one in this photograph, although his invention was apparently one of the first to employ the use of lights and even warning bells. “GO” figure!