Interpreting the Evidence
Modes of Transportation, New York Public Library, New York City, 1916
Suggested Teaching Instructions
Pedestrians, automobiles, trolley cars, and horse carriages outside of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 40th Street in New York City, 1916.
This photo demonstrates a time during New York City’s history when many forms of transportation were used.
How does the availability of transportation affect the economic and cultural aspects of a society?
Check for Understanding
Describe the scene in the photograph and evaluate the impact of these different forms of technology on the local community.
When and where did the first automobile accident in the United States take place? What was the speed limit where the accident occurred?
English Language Arts: A friend has come to visit you in New York City and wants to ride "the best transportation in the city." What are you going to ride on? Support your answer with facts about the different modes of transportation.