Kansas License Plate

Description
This Kansas license plate was used around 1924. The state of Kansas first issued license plates in 1913, but didn't put the year on them until 1921. Before then, the state changed the shape and location of the "KAN" abbreviation or changed the color to differentiate between years.
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.
Date made
1924
Associated Place
United States: Kansas
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 14 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 37.465 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
1985.3084.01
catalog number
1985.3084.01
accession number
1985.3084
See more items in
Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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