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Reynistaðir við Skerjafjörð, bíll við bílskúr, 1910-1920


Reynistaðir við Skerjafjörð, bíll við bílskúr, 1910-1920



1910-1920, Reynistaðir við Skerjafjörð, bíll við bílskúr. ..Ljósmyndari / Photographer: Magnús Ólafsson..Format: Glerplata / Glass negatives, 12 x 16 cm...Höfundarréttur / Rights Info: Enginn þekktur höfundarréttur / No known restrictions on publication...Geymsla / Repository: Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur / Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Tryggvagata 15, 6. Hæð / 6th floor..Númer myndar / Call Number: MAÓ 2115..Myndavefur Ljósmyndasafnsins / Reykjavík Museum of Photography´s ( )

The automobile was first invented and perfected in Germany and France in the late 1890s. Americans quickly came to dominate the automotive industry after WWI. Throughout this initial era, the development of automotive technology was rapid. Hundreds of small manufacturers competing to gain the world's attention. Key developments included the electric ignition system, independent suspension, and four-wheel brakes. Transmissions and throttle controls were widely adopted and safety glass also made its debut. Henry Ford perfected mass-production techniques, and Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler emerged as the “Big Three” auto companies by the 1920s. Car manufacturers received enormous orders from the military during World War II, and afterward automobile production in the United States, Europe, and Japan soared.



1900 - 1920


Reykjavík Museum of Photography

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