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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Now-and-then pictures: Auto shows


These horseless carriages were shown at one of the first automobile shows at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore in the early 1900s. The top would leak only in heavy rain. Curtains were stored under the rear seat and could be installed in 20 minutes. Most any athlete could crank the car. The lights were of such intensity that an object on the road could be seen at a distance of approximately 30 feet. Some of the models even boasted speeds of 35 miles per hour.



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