Automobile Parade

This may be the first annual automobile parade, held on November 4, 1899 in downtown Manhattan. At least ten different makes and models are seen, including electric and steam powered machines. Only three years earlier, in 1896, Henry Ford, Charles Brady King, Alexander Winton and Ransom Eli Olds had each introduced their gasoline cars. In 1900, the first National Auto Show was held at Madison Square Garden and the favorites were the electrics and the steamers. In 1901, new oil fields in Texas made gasoline affordable. That same year, mass production techniques were introduced into car manufacturing. These two factors would prove to be key developments in the rapid growth of the American automobile industry. (Description from Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694403/)

For the full video (01:52) go to: https://www.loc.gov/item/00694403/

Citation (Chicago Style): 

Edison, Thomas A. Automobile parade. (1900; New York: Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 2016) paper pos. 1 roll (128 ft): si., b&w; 35mm. Library of Congress: Paper Print Collection. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DaIJNnTTM4 (Accessed December 12, 2018).

Duration: 
00:41
Usage Statement: 

Public Domain

Public Domain is a copyright term that is often used when talking about copyright for creative works. Under U.S. copyright raw, individual items that are in the public domain are items that are no longer protected by copyright law. This means that you do not need to request permission to re-use, re-publish or even change a copy of the item. Items enter the public domain under U.S. copyright law for a number of reasons: the original copyright may have expired; the item was created by the U.S. Federal Government or other governmental entity that views the things it creates as in the public domain; the work was never protected by copyright for some other reason related to how it was produced (for example, it was a speech that wasn't written down or recorded); or the work doesn't have enough originality to make it eligible for copyright protection.