Winton & Shanks, 1899


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Winton & Shanks, 1899

This photo, taken in 1899, depicts automotive pioneer Alexander Winton (left) seated next to Plain Dealer reporter Charles Shanks (right). Winton drove Shanks from Cleveland to New York in 1899, and Shanks subsequently wrote a report on the event. In his report, Shanks referred to Winton's vehicle as an automobile. This is credited as the original coining of the term.

Image courtesy of Lakewood Historical Society


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