Sometimes I forget that things are not as they always were.
Years ago you did not have your picture on your license.
There were no INSTANT pics...
and you trusted people to say they were who they were.
Does that make sense?
My mom was going through some old things and found my Mamaw's license...
from the 1950's.
It was brass with the info stamped into it like a *dog tag.*
Mom mailed it to me and I now have it on my key chain!
Fun facts about South Carolina Driver's License :
It wasn’t until the 1930’s that legislation was passed requiring vehicle drivers
to obtain a driver’s license and pass a driving test to drive legally.
Anyone who was at least 12 years old could obtain a license by
completing an application and paying a $.50 fee.
In 1968, legislation passed requiring color photographs on all driver licenses.
Ironically, state law continued to allow for the issuance of a metal driver’s license to those drivers who had not been suspended or cancelled. These metal licenses resembled a military ‘dog tag’ and included all information on a regular driver’s license except the photograph. A hand-held numbering machine ‘engraved’ the driver’s information into the metal license.
I just thought those facts were cool!
P.S. I saw on license my Mamaw was 5' 5" and weighed 110 lbs.
P.S.S. I googled the apartments where she lived in the 1950's.
They are still there!