Obvious Warnings aren't new

We tend to think that obvious warnings (like this one) are a product of our modern litigious society, and that those lawsuits can be traced all the way back to Judge Wapner's People's Court with Doug Llewelyn's admission of "Don't take the law into your own hands; you take them to court."

But silly warning have been around for much longer, as this sign (ostensibly for children) from a 1910 Seattle Cable Car indicates:

2011-04-13 MOHAI (19).DNG

1 comment:

Unknown said...

My only thought is that perhaps street cars hadn't been around, or at least weren't common, for long at that point?