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Charleston, South Carolina, automobile permit, 1906

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Charleston, South Carolina, automobile permit, 1906
NMAH, Transportation Collections

IN CONTEXT

This object appears in the following sections:


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

RELATED OBJECTS
New Hampshire automobile registration


Charleston, South Carolina, automobile registration
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
South Carolina began registering automobiles in 1906, the year this example was issued.
Physical Description
artifact. paper.
Details
Date Made:
1906
Locations:
South Carolina
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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