Vehicle registration plates of the United States for 1913

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Each of the 50 states of the United States of America plus several of its territories and the District of Columbia issued individual passenger license plates for 1913.[1][2][3][4]

Passenger baseplates[edit]

In the table below, a light green background indicates that the owner of the vehicle was required to provide their own license plates. These plates are called "prestate" by most collectors. In the prestate era many states only provided the license plate number on a small disc or on paper, and the owner was required to have their license plate(s) made. These early license plates were created from kits that could be purchased at a hardware store, may have been available from automobile clubs or associations, they were forged by blacksmiths or other tradesmen, or the owner may have made their own plate with whatever materials they had on hand. Prestate plates were made from a variety of materials, but most often were made of leather, steel, or wood.

Legend: Regular state issue plate(s) Prestate era plate(s) No plates issued by state or territory
Image State Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
1913 Alabama passenger license plate.jpg Alabama
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Alaska No prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1921.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg American Samoa No prestate plates. Territory issued plates begin in 1924.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Arizona No prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1914.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Arkansas
Blank License Plate Shape.svg California Last year for prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1914.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Canal Zone
Colorado 1913 license plate - Number 2580.jpg Colorado First year for state issued plates.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Connecticut
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Delaware
Blank License Plate Shape.svg District of
Columbia
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Florida State issued plates begin in 1918.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Georgia
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Guam No prestate plates. Territory issued plates begin in 1916.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Hawai'i No prestate plates. Territory issued plates begin in 1922.
1913 Idaho Plate.jpg Idaho First year for state issued plates.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Illinois
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Indiana First year for state issued plates.
Iowa 1913 license plate - 65764.jpg Iowa
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Kansas First year for state issued plates.
1912-13 Kentucky license plate.jpg Kentucky
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Louisiana No prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1915.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Maine
Maryland license plate, 1913.png Maryland
Massachusetts Licence Plate 1913.jpg Massachusetts
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Michigan
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Minnesota
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Mississippi
1913 Missouri license plate.jpg Missouri
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Montana First year for prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1915.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Nebraska State issued plates begin in 1915.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Nevada First year for prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1916.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg New Hampshire
1913 New Jersey passenger license plate.jpg New Jersey
1912-13 New Mexico License Plate.jpg New Mexico
NEW YORK 1913 LICENSE PLATE, first DATED plate - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg New York
1913 North Carolina license plate.jpeg North Carolina First year for state issued plates.
1913 North Dakota License Plate.png North Dakota
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Northern Mariana
Islands
No prestate plates. Territory issued plates begin in 1944.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Ohio
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Oklahoma No prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1915.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Oregon
1913 Pennsylvania license plate.jpg Pennsylvania
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Puerto Rico
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Rhode Island
Blank License Plate Shape.svg South Carolina No prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1917.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg South Dakota First year for state issued plates.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Tennessee State issued plates begin in 1915.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Texas No prestate plates. State issued plates begin in 1917.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg U.S. Virgin Islands No prestate plates. Territory issued plates begin in 1917.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Utah State issued plates begin in 1915.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Vermont
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Virginia
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Washington State issued plates begin in 1915.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg West Virginia
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wisconsin
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wyoming First year for state issued plates.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fox, Jams K. (1997). License Plates of the United States: A Pictorial History 1903-To the Present. Jerico, New York: Interstate Directory Publishing Company. ISBN 9781886777002.
  2. ^ Minard, Jeff; Stentiford, Tim (2004). A Moving History, 50 Years Of ALPCA. 100 Years Of License Plates. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company. p. 58. ISBN 1-56311-975-7.
  3. ^ Crisler, Bob; Crisler, Chuck, eds. (2007). License Plate Values (7th ed.). King Publishing Company.
  4. ^ Martells, Jack (1980). Antique Automotive Collectbles. Chicago, Illinois: Contemporary Books, Inc. pp. 128–145. ISBN 0-8092-7205-9.

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