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An exhibit about learning and loving to drive when cars were new, Behind the Wheel showcases a new collection of colorful automobile safety posters printed in the 1930s-1950s. The posters were printed by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and distributed by the Automobile Club of Hartford. Other auto safety-related items include early driver's licenses, motor vehicle registrations, and auto insurance advertisements. In addition, a collection of Connecticut road maps from the 1920s-1970s and early 20th-century tour guides show how new roads, highways, rest stops, motels, and recreation destinations emerged to accommodate and influence Americans' love of driving.