National Geographic : 1917 Jan
Photograph by A. W. Cutler A REMINDER OF "YE GOODE OLD DAYS" : STOCKS AND WHIPPING-POST Situated, as was the custom, opposite the church at Rock, Worcestershire. The supremely contented expression on the face of the gentleman on the right may be accounted for by the fact that he knew he would receive one shilling upon being released from the stocks. Photograph by A. W. Cutler THIS IS A CURIOUS ACCIDENT THAT OCCURRED RECENTLY ON THE LONDON ROAD These two young men were bringing this car into Worcester for repairs, when suddenly, without warning, the machine burst into flames. There were three two-gallon tins of gasoline in the automobile, and it did not take those two young men long to get out of the car. Buckets of water thrown on the burning mass proved unavailing. Traffic on either side was 'tied up for over an hour, expecting every moment that the petrol would explode. Strange to say, it didn't! The car, a Panhard, was totally destroyed--a loss of $1,500.