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New Hampshire automobile registration certificate, 1931

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New Hampshire automobile registration certificate, 1931
NMAH, Transportation Collections

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


Americans Adopt the Auto:
Americans Adopt the Auto — Licensing Cars and Drivers

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Virginia automobile owner's combined registration and license


New York Chauffeur's License


Charleston, South Carolina, automobile registration


New Hampshire automobile registration
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
By 1931, when this registration was issued, nearly 2 million new cars were produced, despite the Great Depression.
Physical Description
artifact. paper.
Details
Date Made:
1931
Locations:
New Hampshire
History

As the number of motor vehicles reached tens of thousands, state and local governments assumed a new power: authorizing vehicles and drivers. In 1901, New York became the first state to register automobiles; by 1918 all states required license plates.


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