A Ford sedan, circa 1946 model, is demolished in a collision with an ICRR train on the evening of Dec. 31, 1948. The car has Phone 65 painted on the driver's door. It is believed that the car was a taxicab. John H. Williams, owner of Art Studio, was employed by the railroad to document accidents involving its trains in downtown Brookhaven, MS.
|A look up the tracks northward. Mr. Williams was standing approximately in a line where the car came to rest.|
A view south, toward the overhead bridge. A crowd is gathered around the wrecked automobile. On the right in the distance is the Dixie Theater. The Marquee is advertising the showing of a B Movie "Angel in Exile."
This darker picture above, if enlarged, shows the fully lit neon sign of the old Travis Cafe (on the same level as the light colored skirt almost directly in the center of the photo.) Note the absence of street lights.
|Surveying the damage. Mr. Williams, the photographer, is facing north, northwest.|