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Early automobiles - Shaw

Early automobiles - Shaw

Public domain image of an early automobile, 1910s car, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Early automobiles - Housewives' League car

Early automobiles - Housewives' League car

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[Northern Manufacturing Company two-seater auto]

[Northern Manufacturing Company two-seater auto]

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A member of the pioneer automobile party in a Toledo car at the rim of the Grand Canyon, Grand View Park, Arizona, Feb. 5, 1902

A member of the pioneer automobile party in a Toledo car at the rim of...

Photograph shows a steam-powered Toledo car owned by Oliver Lippincott. The man in the car has been identified as Lippincott and also as Al Doyle, a mountain guide who accompanied Lippincott to drive the first ... More

Edward Penfield - Colliers. Automobile Number / Edward Penfield.

Edward Penfield - Colliers. Automobile Number / Edward Penfield.

Poster shows a woman dressed in a duster and bonnet standing beside an automobile. Cover illustration for Collier's magazine, January 19, 1903, v. 30, no. 16.

Royal Prince Pu Lun, future emperor of China, guest of Indianapolis, Ind. Week of May 17th, 1904

Royal Prince Pu Lun, future emperor of China, guest of Indianapolis, I...

Stereograph shows Prince Pu Lun riding inside a car. H58635 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Monroe George.

Indians in an automobile Photographed by Edwin Levick, 108 Fulton St., N.Y

Indians in an automobile Photographed by Edwin Levick, 108 Fulton St.,...

Photograph shows six Native American men in traditional dress inside a Pope-Toledo automobile.

Early automobiles - HUDSON AUTOS

Early automobiles - HUDSON AUTOS

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New York - Paris race: Lelouvier starting, New York

New York - Paris race: Lelouvier starting, New York

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Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race, Robertson pouring gas into car tank, on racetrack

Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race, Robertson pouring gas into car tank, on race...

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Targa-Florio race in Italy, May 18, 1908 - Lancia in Fiat -- record 8 hrs., 2 min., 40 sec.

Targa-Florio race in Italy, May 18, 1908 - Lancia in Fiat -- record 8 ...

Car 1A alongside railroad train. Title and other information transcribed from unverified, old caption card data and item. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Vanderbilt Auto Race, American roadster

Vanderbilt Auto Race, American roadster

Public domain image of an early automobile, 1910s car, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Early automobiles - Four wheel drive

Early automobiles - Four wheel drive

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Bob Burman's car after accident - Indianapolis

Bob Burman's car after accident - Indianapolis

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Ford Motor Co. Hanlon Lincoln hearse

Ford Motor Co. Hanlon Lincoln hearse

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Auto accident (before 1920)

Auto accident (before 1920)

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from negatives in same range. General information about the National Photo Company collection is avai... More

Louise flower shop auto, 2522

Louise flower shop auto, 2522

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... More

ARGO Auto Price $295.00

ARGO Auto Price $295.00

Public domain photograph of an automobile, 1910s car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Harry Grant in alco car winning Cup Race, 1910, Kadel photo / Kadel photo

Harry Grant in alco car winning Cup Race, 1910, Kadel photo / Kadel ph...

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Early automobiles - Ford Motor Co.

Early automobiles - Ford Motor Co.

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Automobile with ad for Wirth's Bakery, 22-32 Arcade Market, 1116 H St., N.E., Washington, D.C.

Automobile with ad for Wirth's Bakery, 22-32 Arcade Market, 1116 H St....

Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.npco This glass negative might sh... More

Andrew Carnegie and party on way to Carnegie's golf cottage, Westchester Co., N.Y.

Andrew Carnegie and party on way to Carnegie's golf cottage, Westchest...

Andrew Carnegie and two men in automobile(?). J156734 U.S. Copyright Office.

Chief Kenlon - New Motor Fire Engine

Chief Kenlon - New Motor Fire Engine

Photograph shows a new motor fire engine at the Fire Headquarters of Engine No. 39 at 157 East 67th Street, New York City on February 19, 1912. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013 and The Sun, Feb. 18, 1912) ... More

WOODWARD & LOTHROP'S DEPARTMENT STORE, WASHINGTON, D.C. TRUCKS

WOODWARD & LOTHROP'S DEPARTMENT STORE, WASHINGTON, D.C. TRUCKS

Public domain photograph of an automobile, car, the 1920s or 1930s, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Unidentified men seated in racing cars

Unidentified men seated in racing cars

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G.G.B. [i.e., George Grantham Bain] in Stutz

G.G.B. [i.e., George Grantham Bain] in Stutz

Photograph shows George Grantham Bain, head of the Bain News Service, driving a Stutz passenger car near Union Square, New York City. Reflection of the photographer is visible in the left headlight of the car. ... More

Car-Nation vehicle (before 1920)

Car-Nation vehicle (before 1920)

Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec Temp. note: Batch one.

Alda, George Grantham Bain Collection

Alda, George Grantham Bain Collection

Photograph shows soprano opera singer Frances Alda (1879-1952), who was born in New Zealand and was raised in Australia. From 1908 to 1929 she sang at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and recorded for Victor... More

BLEVINS, MISS ELINOR. MOVIE STAR, AVIATRIX, AUTO FIEND

BLEVINS, MISS ELINOR. MOVIE STAR, AVIATRIX, AUTO FIEND

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[Suffrage envoy Sara Bard Field (left) and her driver, Maria Kindberg (center), and machinist Ingeborg Kindstedt (right) during their cross-country journey to present suffrage petitions to Congress, September-December 1915.]

[Suffrage envoy Sara Bard Field (left) and her driver, Maria Kindberg ...

Title derived by Library of Congress staff. Summary: Photograph of three women in coats and hats standing in front of automobile with banner reading, "We demand an Amendment to the United States Constitution En... More

ARGO Auto by LOC [i.e., Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.], 3/28/1915

ARGO Auto by LOC [i.e., Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.], 3/28/1...

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RED CROSS VEHICLE AT STATE DEPARTMENT

RED CROSS VEHICLE AT STATE DEPARTMENT

Picryl description: Public domain historical photo of Washington DC during the First World War, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Auto races, Benning, Md., [i.e., Washington, D.C.], c. 1916

Auto races, Benning, Md., [i.e., Washington, D.C.], c. 1916

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Completed product of a great automobile factory ready for delivery, Detroit, Mich.

Completed product of a great automobile factory ready for delivery, De...

Row of completed Cadillac touring cars come off the assembly line. J224159 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from image. Copyright by Keystone View Co. No. 22162. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmark... More

Helen J. Owen, George Grantham Bain Collection

Helen J. Owen, George Grantham Bain Collection

Photograph shows Helen J. Owen, an automobile expert for the Y.W.C.A. who drove ambulances in France during World War I, working on a car with a New York license plate dated 1917. (Source: Flickr Commons proje... More

Early automobiles - Gertrude McCoy

Early automobiles - Gertrude McCoy

Photograph shows American silent film star Gertrude McCoy in her oldsmobile at the automobile fashion show held at Sheepshead Bay Speedway, New York City, June 23, 1917. The event was a fundraiser on behalf of... More

Peace demonstration, 1918 (before 1920)

Peace demonstration, 1918 (before 1920)

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... More

Early automobiles - Auto accident

Early automobiles - Auto accident

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Auto wreck in Potomac PK

Auto wreck in Potomac PK

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Chick Mazzuchi driving an ambulance in France

Chick Mazzuchi driving an ambulance in France

Title and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: HE-244251. Group title: Ambulance. France. On caption card: Do not use without permissi... More

Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Ave. Traffic on street in front of Mayflower Hotel IV

Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Ave. Traffic on street in front of Mayf...

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a historic hotel building, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Duesenberg Straight Eight, "Built to outclass, Outrun and Outlast any car on the road"

Duesenberg Straight Eight, "Built to outclass, Outrun and Outlast any ...

Photograph shows a Duesenberg automobile on display in dealership window. Public domain photograph of a car, history of automobile design, car model, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Oldsmobile truck, Emmert Bros.

Oldsmobile truck, Emmert Bros.

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Early automobiles - Duplex truck, 1920

Early automobiles - Duplex truck, 1920

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Liquor rade [i.e., raid], 10/4/22

Liquor rade [i.e., raid], 10/4/22

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Auto wreck, 7/30/23

Auto wreck, 7/30/23

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Early automobiles - Ford Touring

Early automobiles - Ford Touring

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Moose Parade, [7/7/26]

Moose Parade, [7/7/26]

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Early automobiles - Whippet power

Early automobiles - Whippet power

Photograph shows a Whippet automobile with Kentucky license plate containing six men, five sitting inside and one standing on running board, driving up a grassy and leafy hill; dust coming from back wheels spin... More

King Tut goes over (before 1920)

King Tut goes over (before 1920)

Photograph shows a woman on horseback appearing to leap over a convertible automobile driven by a man at a rodeo. J14940 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by H.H. Campbell, Red Bluff, California.

Drives ancient "Lizzie" to White House to show Henry Ford. Washington, D.C., April 27. His 1921 Model T Ford polished to a mirror like finish, Ernest A. Franke, elderly Washingtonian, drove to the White House executive offices to day with intentions of showing the ancient model to Henry Ford. "Where's Henry" shouted Franke, from the driver's seat, "I want to show him his old car". Police declines to allow Franke to await the arrival of Ford who was due to have lunch with President Roosevelt, 42738

Drives ancient "Lizzie" to White House to show Henry Ford. Washington,...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... More

U.S. mail truck used in snowy mountain sections of Nevada County, California

U.S. mail truck used in snowy mountain sections of Nevada County, Cali...

Picryl description: Public domain image of military vehicle, automobile, tractor truck, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Theodore Roosevelt at Roosevelt, Ariz.

Theodore Roosevelt at Roosevelt, Ariz.

Photograph showing Theodore Roosevelt, seated in front seat of an open automobile, on a dirt road. J154122 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright by Walter J. Lubken.

Early automobiles - Byron

Early automobiles - Byron

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[The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.]

[The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.]

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Early automobiles - Christie [racing automobile]

Early automobiles - Christie [racing automobile]

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[Car driving through procession]

[Car driving through procession]

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Early automobiles - [Automobile]

Early automobiles - [Automobile]

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MAYCLIFFE, R., MISS (before 1920)

MAYCLIFFE, R., MISS (before 1920)

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Date span based on active dates of Harris & Ewing, Inc. Portrait series. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information abou... More

Man photographing line of cars

Man photographing line of cars

Date from negatives in same range Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.npco This glass negative might sho... More

Young & Simons, auto accident (before 1920)

Young & Simons, auto accident (before 1920)

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... More

Early automobiles - Auto polo

Early automobiles - Auto polo

Public domain photograph of an automobile, 1910s car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Early automobiles - Capitol, [Washington, D.C.]

Early automobiles - Capitol, [Washington, D.C.]

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Ford Motor Co., Lincoln Roadster

Ford Motor Co., Lincoln Roadster

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... More

Studebaker car (before 1920)

Studebaker car (before 1920)

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Caption torn. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about th... More

Early automobiles - Ford Motor Co.

Early automobiles - Ford Motor Co.

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Ford Motor Co. Lincoln [at] private residence

Ford Motor Co. Lincoln [at] private residence

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Ford Motor Co. factory, [possibly in Windsor, Ontario]

Ford Motor Co. factory, [possibly in Windsor, Ontario]

Public domain image of an industrial building, factory, structure, works, 19th-20th century industrial revolution, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

G.G.B. i.e., George Grantham Bain in Stutz

G.G.B. i.e., George Grantham Bain in Stutz

Photograph shows George Grantham Bain, head of the Bain News Service, driving a Stutz passenger car near Union Square, New York City. Reflection of the photographer is visible in the left headlight of the car. ... More

Early automobiles - German crown prince

Early automobiles - German crown prince

Photograph shows William (Wilhelm) (1882-1951) the last Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire, driving an automobile. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Early automobiles - [Family car camping]

Early automobiles - [Family car camping]

Public domain photograph of an automobile, 1910s car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Field Artillery, George Grantham Bain Collection

Field Artillery, George Grantham Bain Collection

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... More

Early automobiles - Frances Alda, 1915

Early automobiles - Frances Alda, 1915

Public domain photograph of an automobile, 1910s car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Woman in automobile, c.1915

Woman in automobile, c.1915

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Elsie Hill speaking [at street meeting in St. Paul, Minn., during Prohibition Party convention that endorsed a plank advocating a suffrage amendment, July 1916]

Elsie Hill speaking [at street meeting in St. Paul, Minn., during Proh...

Title transcribed from item. Summary: Photograph of Elsie Hill, standing in the back seat of an automobile that is parked at curb, speaking to a crowd of people (mostly men} standing on a sidewalk, on a street ... More

Early automobiles - Auto fashion parade

Early automobiles - Auto fashion parade

Photograph shows the automobile fashion show held at Sheepshead Bay Speedway, New York City, June 23, 1917. The event was a fundraiser on behalf of the Actors' Fund of America. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015)

Women chauffeurs of the American Fund for French wounded repairing car. Dec., 1918

Women chauffeurs of the American Fund for French wounded repairing car...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Signal Corps. Signal Corps no: NO # in image Gift; American National Red Cross 19... More

Dodge Motor Co. (Semmes Motor Co.) Treasury car

Dodge Motor Co. (Semmes Motor Co.) Treasury car

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[Highway crowded with automobiles and people] / F.G.H.

[Highway crowded with automobiles and people] / F.G.H.

J235087 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Frank G. Hall. No copyright renewal per LC Photoduplication Service.

[A Detroit Electric automobile stopped on road by burnt-over land, with snow-covered mountain in background, Washington]

[A Detroit Electric automobile stopped on road by burnt-over land, wit...

J236224 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Cress-Dale Photo Co., Seattle. No. 191471.

Early automobiles - Oldsmobile Co. truck

Early automobiles - Oldsmobile Co. truck

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Auto races, 9/5/22

Auto races, 9/5/22

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Ford 4-door sedan, front view, with four passengers and a woman driver, another woman standing beside automobile talking to the driver

Ford 4-door sedan, front view, with four passengers and a woman driver...

J265089 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Sales Equipment Co., Detroit. Public domain photograph of a car, automobile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Making chairs to sell to tourists in a migrant camp on highway near Birmingham, Alabama

Making chairs to sell to tourists in a migrant camp on highway near Bi...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Lineup of school buses near Wells, Texas

Lineup of school buses near Wells, Texas

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

High school boys in jalopy. Genoa, Nevada

High school boys in jalopy. Genoa, Nevada

Picryl description: Public domain image of a car, automobile, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Early automobiles - Rodney, Mississippi
A metal-art version of the front half of a rusted jalopy in downtown Ritzville, Washington

A metal-art version of the front half of a rusted jalopy in downtown R...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2016:103-13) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the C... More

1918 Cadillac Type 57, Gardiner, Jefferson County, WA

1918 Cadillac Type 57, Gardiner, Jefferson County, WA

Significance: The 1918 Cadillac Type 57 with engine number 57A704, also known by its United States military designation U.S. 1257X, is nationally significant. U.S. 1257X was used in the First World War (WWI) a... More

Early automobiles - [The First Oldsmobile]

Early automobiles - [The First Oldsmobile]

Photograph shows three men sitting inside automobile in forest like area; automobile sits on top of cloth on leaf covered ground. No. 611.

The passing of the horse / J.S. Pughe ; J. Ottmann Lith. Co., N.Y.

The passing of the horse / J.S. Pughe ; J. Ottmann Lith. Co., N.Y.

Cartoon showing weeping horse in automobile with procession of other animals riding in automobiles and on bicycles; sign by road reads "To the Museum of Natural History."

REO Mountaineer, New York to San Francisco and back

REO Mountaineer, New York to San Francisco and back

Public domain image of an early automobile, 1910s car, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Early automobiles - Gillham

Early automobiles - Gillham

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[Model T's coming off the assembly line at the Highland Park plant]

[Model T's coming off the assembly line at the Highland Park plant]

Photograph shows three men riding the skeleton of an automobile coming off the line with the rear wheels running on a revolving steel drum. No. 197.

Early automobiles - Hare

Early automobiles - Hare

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Early automobiles - Wright & Dietrich

Early automobiles - Wright & Dietrich

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Early automobiles - Valentine

Early automobiles - Valentine

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Thos. Spencer, driving, and Lorillard Spencer in rear of auto, Newport

Thos. Spencer, driving, and Lorillard Spencer in rear of auto, Newport

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Early automobiles - Young

Early automobiles - Young

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Early automobiles - Brooklyn "rapid transit"

Early automobiles - Brooklyn "rapid transit"

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