Cars at the Capital

President Taft was an automobile enthusiast, and his purchase of the first limousines for the White House was a major boost for the fledgling industry. His White Steam Car is temporarily on display on the Mall. It is steam-powered, because at that time the steam vs. gas issue was not yet settled. The car is in a large glass box, and between the glass and the high polish of the car, reflections are intense.

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President Taft's limousine

President Taft's limousine

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