48 Star American Flag Used on Roosevelt's & Truman's Presidential Limousine, circa 1945

Summary

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967. This American flag from his personal collection flew on the presidential limousines of both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Its 48 stars represent the United States of America before the admission of Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967. This American flag from his personal collection flew on the presidential limousines of both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Its 48 stars represent the United States of America before the admission of Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.

Artifact

Flag

Subject Date

circa 1945

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.241.4

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: 20 in

Width: 30 in

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