The early history of the automobile can be divided into a number of eras, based on the prevalent means of propulsion. Later periods were defined by trends in exterior styling, size, and utility preferences.
The first automobile ever was known around 1672, and the steam-powered self-propelled vehicles large enough to transport people and cargo were first devised in the late 18th century.
And during the 19th century, especially at the end of this period, automobiles has begun to be more widespread.
Here below are some historic vintage photos that captured people driving their cars in the late 19th century.
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