From the July 12, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1942, 75 Years Ago.
"Using considerable yellow and white paint, the city of Sycamore (Illinois) street department has been busy the last two days marking off crossing, safety and parking zones in the downtown section. In addition to right and left hand turn boundaries, where permitted, also are marked out.
"The no parking zones are being painted a 'loud' yellow that no one can mistake them for parking spaces, and the crossing stripes also have been made prominent."
Even With a War On, Watch Where You Park Your Car. --RoadDog