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Photo by Peter Newark American Pictures/Bridgeman Art Library

Electric cars were invented in the 1890s, and by 1900 accounted for nearly 40 percent of American autos. This 1909 poster portrays battery-powered carriages as more prestigious than their prevailing competetors: horses and gas-powered vehicles.

  • "History is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently."
    Charles Dudley Warner
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