The Smithsonian Institute, historical marvel of the USA, it's both amazing and educational, in person or online

For a terrific tutorial on how the worlds use of the car began, the many facets of incorporating the automobiles into our civilization and culture, the variety of exhibits is probably the finest in the world.

Drivers licenses, license plates, gas pumps, parking meters, radiator emblems, car safety features, road evolution, automakers transformed from agricultural implement makers, carriage builders to carrozzeria, traffic signs, road improvements, car repair tools, gas stations... and so on.