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The house at 1210 Seventh Avenue. A TV antenna is on the roof at left. A van is parked in front of the detached garage.

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A car is parked in the driveway in front of the garage of Howard and Phylis Monson's home at 2023 Fifteenth Avenue. The back door of the house is facing the garage.

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An unidentified residential neighborhood in the snow. An early automobile is parked near the street.

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The vehicle pictured is the same as in image number 85.109(I).905.96. The vehicle model appears to be a very early car that mimics a horse drawn buggy.

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This early automobile has a similar body design as a horse drawn buggy and is similar to cars made in 1902 - 1906. Illinois license plates were first issued in 1911. There is a safety bar that extends across the width of the vehicle for passengers to…

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One of the first cars available to the general population was the Ford Model T. Its cheap cost made it affordable for many to have an automobile. Americans adopted this method of transportation very quickly, replacing their horse drawn carriages.

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Mr. T.J.M.S. poses in his automobile. Before 1908, almost every car built in the United States had the steering wheel located at the right side of the automobile, following the practice of horse drawn carriages. When the Ford Motor Company launched…

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Early automobiles had limited storage space. The running board was often used to carry containers for storage.

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Illinois first required car owners to register their vehicles in 1907 with owners providing their own license plates until the state issued them in 1911. Front and rear plates were required each year along with an aluminum dashboard disc with the…

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Looking from Nelson Bridge in Rockford, Illinois. Nelson Bridge was also known as the 15th Avenue river crossing. The bridge was declared unsafe for heavy traffic and was closed in 1929, reopening in 1930. A new bridge was built and opened in 1934.

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The "Wate-A-Wyle" Club was a group of young men who had fixed up old automobiles with imitation racing bodies with no machine costing over $100. These vehicles were used for a comedy race which was at a snail's pace due to the cars often stopping or…
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