1956 Cadillac Presidential Limousine in Front of White House, circa 1960

Summary

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967, serving five presidents. This photograph from his personal collection shows a 1956 Cadillac. Ohio company O'Gara-Hess and Eisenhardt custom-built two of these convertibles -- Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth II -- for presidential motorcade duty. They served Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson.

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967, serving five presidents. This photograph from his personal collection shows a 1956 Cadillac. Ohio company O'Gara-Hess and Eisenhardt custom-built two of these convertibles -- Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth II -- for presidential motorcade duty. They served Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1960

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.241.14.29

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Typed caption affixed to back: Another view of the 1956 Cadillac in front of the South lawn of the White House. Morgan L. Gies is behind the wheel.

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