All Colorado and Wyoming plates are in the shape of the state outline! (Consult your map to see why)
Tennessee 1955 plate. The "height" is exaggerated and the "steep slope" of the eastern border is softened to fit the state outline
better in the shape of a license plate. The plate is from Union county (no. 78).
From 1936 to 1956 Tennessee license plates had the actual plate in the shape of the state outline. In 1957 plates with rectangulare shape were introduced, having at the top the abbreviated state name 'TENN' within state outline (see Margin Maps section).
Kansas 1951 license plate, actual plate in shape of state outline. MP is McPherson County.
This plate belongs to a series issued from 1950 to 1959. However, later plates in this series have a state outline rather than a state shape.
See also at Border Maps.
On 25 February 2002 Fred Allen sent me the following little history on this plate:
In 1948 I was twelve years of age. My father, earlier a member of the
American State of Kansas's senate, was by then a practicing trial attorney.
At the time, our family dwelt in Wichita, Kansas. In February my father had
a case scheduled before the State's Supreme Court, which sat in the state's
capitol building, in Topeka. He casually asked whether I'd like to observe
the case's conduct. The question was almost rhetorical. I was, naturally,
eager...if only to escape two or three day's school.
Thanks, Fred, for this wonderful background story on this map plate!