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Lincoln Highway automobile and men photograph
Description: A group of men and an old automobile in front of Kinley's Department Store in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The printing on the hood reads: "The Lincoln Highway, New York to San Francisco, 3333 miles." The license plate indicates it was issued in New York State in 1916 and the car was registered for commercial use. The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental automobile road in the United States, spanning coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. It was dedicated on October 31, 1913, and became known as "The Main Street Across America." Photograph by Harry Evan Kinley (1882-1969), a native of Upper Sandusky. Kinley was active in local events and organizations, and spent his professional career as a clerk at his father's store, and later as a travelling salesman for the Marion Paper & Supply Company (1934-1962). He was also an avid lifelong photographer, and the bulk of the Harry Kinley Collection is comprised of glass plate negatives documenting the Kinley family, the city of Upper Sandusky and Wyandot County and surrounding areas. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL07801
Subjects: Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development; Automobiles--Ohio--History; Photographers--Ohio; Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Department stores
Places: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio)