50 Star American Flag Used on Presidential Limousine, 1960-1965

Summary

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967, serving five presidents. This 50-star American flag - officially adopted July 4, 1960 - is from his personal collection. It would have flown on the presidential limousines of Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967, serving five presidents. This 50-star American flag - officially adopted July 4, 1960 - is from his personal collection. It would have flown on the presidential limousines of Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Artifact

Flag

Subject Date

1960-1965

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.241.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edward L. Gies in Memory of Morgan L. Gies.

Material

Cloth
Cord (Fiber product)

Color

White (Color)
Red
Blue
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 17 in

Width: 26 in

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