1923 Pennsylvania Driver's License

Summary

As more people purchased cars, drove, and had accidents, governments began regulating the operation of the automobile. By the end of the 1920s, most local governments required owners to register their cars and possess a driver's licenses. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued this driver's license in 1923.

As more people purchased cars, drove, and had accidents, governments began regulating the operation of the automobile. By the end of the 1920s, most local governments required owners to register their cars and possess a driver's licenses. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued this driver's license in 1923.

Artifact

Driver's license

Date Made

1923

Subject Date

1923-1924

Creators

Unknown

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2011.37.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Typewriting

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 in

Width: 4 in

Inscriptions

Text on front: 1923 / COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA / LICENSED OPERATOR / Fee $1.00 / PENNA. NO. 300720 / Date 2/19/24 / Harold William Hoffman, / 200 Overbrook Blvd. / Mt. Olivet Sta., Pittsburgh, Pa.

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