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Indiana chauffeur's license, 1925

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Indiana chauffeur's license, 1925
NMAH, Transportation Collections

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Other Topics
Words on Things — Some thoughts about words on things

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

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New York Chauffeur's License


Chicago Automobile License


Chauffeur's license from Indiana
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
This chauffeur's license was number 6688, issued by the State of Indiana in 1925, to Howard W. Marty. It expired at the end of the calender year.
Physical Description
paper. red, with photograph of licensee in circle on left.
Details
Date Made:
1925
Locations:
Indiana
History

Early motorists were taught to drive by automobile salesmen, family and friends, or organizations like the YMCA. States required car registrations before they required licenses for drivers. Drivers licenses were issued by 39 states by 1935 and few required a test.


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