49 Star American Flag Used on Eisenhower's Presidential Limousine, 1959-1960

Summary

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967. This flag from his personal collection flew on President Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential limousine. It has just 49 stars. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959, and a new 50-star flag became official on July 4 - Independence Day - 1960.

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967. This flag from his personal collection flew on President Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential limousine. It has just 49 stars. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959, and a new 50-star flag became official on July 4 - Independence Day - 1960.

Artifact

Flag

Subject Date

1959-1960

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2011.241.5

Credit

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

Material

Cloth

Color

White (Color)
Red
Blue

Dimensions

Height: 17 in

Width: 24 in

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