Loading 1956 Cadillac Presidential Limousine into C-130 Hercules Transport Plane, Andrews Air Force Base, 1964

Summary

Around 1960, the United States Secret Service began using one of Lockheed's versatile C-130 Hercules transport aircraft to carry presidential vehicles. This was faster and more direct than shipping state cars ahead of the President via rail car or boat -- though loading lengthy automobiles into the plane's cargo compartment was a persistent challenge.

Around 1960, the United States Secret Service began using one of Lockheed's versatile C-130 Hercules transport aircraft to carry presidential vehicles. This was faster and more direct than shipping state cars ahead of the President via rail car or boat -- though loading lengthy automobiles into the plane's cargo compartment was a persistent challenge.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.063 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Typed caption affixed to back: August 21, 1964 - The 1956 Cadillac being loaded into the Lockheed Hercules C-130 at Andrews Air Force Base. The car is being driven by Special Agent, Morgan L. Gies. Stamped: 348-4-WH64 Dan Lewis 21 Aug 1964

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