Traffic Guard & Signals – 1928

Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 1.05.17 AM“The aerial kiosk on Avenida Rio Branco, where the vehicle inspector marshals the traffic, starting and stopping cars in this public space and on the streets Sete de Setembro and República do Perú.”

Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.04.04 PM“The unaesthetic cake in Praça Tiradentes, more or less in front of Carioca street. They say it serves to direct vehicles to the left or right. Battered as can be seen, one can calculate how many “run-ins” it has caused…”

Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 12.04.58 PM“The traffic superintendant, however distant, by the position he’s in, one cannot distinguish the direction he’s pointing in. When people see the guard raise and lower his arm, they say “the cheese is going to be cut”…

(I may be translating the first line above somewhat incorrectly as the phrase isn’t complete)

Below is the article from which the image came.