Beginning in 1914 the State of California began to issue license plates itself, creating an entirely new and fascinating branch of automotive history. The Petersen Automotive Museum is celebrating this centennial by presenting an exhibit that traces the history of license plates from around the world with a special focus on California, where each variation has a backstory as interesting as the vehicle it adorns.
Art Wall: License Plates: Unlocking the Code
November 23, 2013 - October 19, 2014
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