1956 Cadillac Presidential Limousine in Front of South Lawn of White House, 1957

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.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.938 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Typed caption affixed to back: One of the two 1956 Cadillacs that replaced the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth which were 1938 Cadillacs. Agent Morgan L. Gies is sitting behind the wheel. Chief of the Secret Service, U.E. Baughman is also pictured.

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