Illinois License Plate

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Title

Illinois License Plate

Description

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 same number as the plate. These discs were discontinued in 1917. 1934 is the first time the state name, "Illinois", is spelled out on license plates with the year of registration. Illinois license plates were annual until 1979 when the state began to issue multi-year plates.

Date

circa 1918

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

85.109(I).905.53

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

2.50" x 4.25"

Citation

“Illinois License Plate,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed January 28, 2023, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3684.

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