Starting A Car By Hand Crank | History Of SC Slide Collection

Early automobiles did not have self-starters. In this posed picture, the children of Columbia photographer Walter L. Blanchard are turning the crank of their family automobile in front of their home at the corner of Maple and Divine Streets, around 1920.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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History of SC Slide Collection / F. Transportation in South Carolina / E. Automobiles