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Mrs. Charles Klaus in electric car
Mrs. Charles Klaus in electric car
TitleMrs. Charles Klaus in electric car
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionA view of an early electric car with three people inside, a man on the left and two women. They are driving down a small dirt road with trees and plants on either side.
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Automobiles
Electric automobiles
Dirt roads
Personal NameOtt, Anton
Ott, Ottilia Klaus
LocationStutsman County (N.D.)
Item NumberST311
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 11 cm.
Transcription"Mrs. Charles Klaus on right in her Electric Car. Passengers Anton Ott and his Mother Mrs. Ottilia Klaus Ott, daughter of Anton Klaus."--Hndwritten on a piece of paper with photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryIn 1891, William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa builds the first successful electric automobile in the United States. By 1900 the electric automobile is in its heyday. Of the 4,192 cars produced in the United States 28 percent are powered by electricity, and electric autos represent about one-third of all cars found on the roads of New York City, Boston, and Chicago. During the 1920's the electric car ceases to be a viable commercial product. The electric car's downfall is attributable to a number of factors, including the desire for longer distance vehicles, their lack of horsepower, and the ready availability of gasoline.
Repository InstitutionStutsman County Memorial Museum
Repository CollectionStutsman County Memorial Museum Photographs
Credit LineStutsman County Memorial Museum, Jamestown, N.D. (ST311)
Rights ManagementOwned by Stutsman County Memorial Museum.
Ordering InformationStutsman County Memorial Museum
Phone: 701-252-6741
Address: Box 1002, Jamestown, N.D. 58401
Open: Memorial Day - September, 10am-5pm Weekdays and 1pm-5pm Weekends.
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmST311
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