|12081600||Envelope from the Missouri Secretary of State Probably contained CC's permission to operate an automobile in 1911.|
|12081601||Back of envelope showing postmark.|
"Owner's Certificate of Registration."
The "1891" matches the number penciled in on the envelope. CC owned a 30 horsepower Rio in 1915. You can even look it up in state records, if they exist. I am going to try to find a picture of a Rio of 1915. I have no picture of HIS rio, but I still would like to know what one looked like. It's a "Touring Car". Need to know what that means, too.
|12081603||Back of the registration above. Rules of the Road.|
CC's business card. The only sample of it I have. Don't know what year.
Notice that CC spelled his name "Hoffman" at the time. I assume he proofed
the card before he printed it, and therefore agreed with the spelling.
The three digit phone number means that there were less than a thousand subscribers in 1911, or whenever the card was printed. And "long distance" was manually done by an operator with plugs and cords, not by dialing.
I wonder what the leading apostrophe means?
|12081621||CC paid taxes to the State of Missouri for his auto.|