Kansas License Plate

Kansas License Plate

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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.
Object Name
License Plate: Kansas
license plate
Date made
Associated Place
United States: Kansas
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
America On The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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