Today’s Throwback Thursday topic is: the history of the license plates. I found the history to be quite interesting and hope you do as well. I have summarized some basic information and given the link for the site for you to read as wanted.
In 1901, New York governor, Benjamin Odell Jr. signed a bill requiring car owners to register with the state.
The bill also required that each vehicle and motor cycle have the owner’s initials placed on the back in an obvious place.
The letters would need to be at least three inches high with the owner’s deciding what type of material to use. Owners could choose to use metal, leather, wood or simply paint their initials on the car.
The Modern License Plate
As more people began driving, this system became out-of-date. Too many people had the same initials, thus the modern license-plate system was developed.
For more information: http://time.com/4301055/license-plate-history/
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