Vehicle registration plates of the United States for 1957


Vehicle registration plates of the United States by year
Vehicle registration plates of the United States for 1956 Events of 1957 Vehicle registration plates of the United States for 1958

Each of the 48 states of the United States of America plus several of its territories and the District of Columbia issued individual passenger license plates for 1957.[1][2][3][4]

In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the Automobile Manufacturers Association and the National Safety Council that standardized the size for license plates for vehicles (except those for motorcycles) at 6 inches (15 cm) in height by 12 inches (30 cm) in width, with standardized mounting holes, which has been the standard size for North American license plates since.

Passenger baseplatesEdit

Passenger  Car  Plates
Image Region Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
  Alabama
  Alaska
  American Samoa
  Arizona
  Arkansas
  California
  Canal Zone
  Colorado
  Connecticut
  Delaware
  District of
Columbia
  Florida
  Georgia
  Guam
  Hawai'i
  Idaho
  Illinois
  Indiana
  Iowa
  Kansas
  Kentucky
  Louisiana
  Maine
  Maryland
  Massachusetts
  Michigan
  Minnesota
  Mississippi
  Missouri
  Montana
  Nebraska
  Nevada
  New Hampshire
  New Jersey
  New Mexico
  New York
  North Carolina Embossed golden yellow serial on black plate with border line; "NORTH CAROLINA 57" at bottom "DRIVE SAFELY" centered at top A-1234
AB-1234
  North Dakota
  Northern Mariana
Islands
  Ohio
  Oklahoma
  Oregon
  Pennsylvania
  Puerto Rico
  Rhode Island
  South Carolina
  South Dakota
  Tennessee
  Texas
  Utah
  Vermont
  Virginia
  Washington
  West Virginia
  Wisconsin Embossed black serial on golden yellow plate; "EXP" at top left, month of expiration and "57" at top right; slogan at bottom AMERICA'S DAIRYLAND A12-345, AB 1234 Coded by month of expiration (A). Second letters were K and L.
  Wyoming

Non-passenger platesEdit

Non-passenger  Plates  
Image (standard) Region Type Design & Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fox, Jams K. (1997). License Plates of the United States: A Pictorial History 1903-To the Present. Jerico, New York: Interstate Directory Publishing Company. ISBN 9781886777002.
  2. ^ Minard, Jeff; Stentiford, Tim (2004). A Moving History, 50 Years Of ALPCA. 100 Years Of License Plates. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company. p. 58. ISBN 1-56311-975-7.
  3. ^ Crisler, Bob; Crisler, Chuck, eds. (2007). License Plate Values (7th ed.). King Publishing Company.
  4. ^ Martells, Jack (1980). Antique Automotive Collectibles. Chicago: Contemporary Books, Inc. pp. 128–145. ISBN 0-8092-7205-9.

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