Preparing to Load the 1950 Lincoln "Bubble-Top" and 1956 Cadillac Presidential Limousines into Cargo Hold of C-130 Hercules Transport Plane, circa 1960

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: 8.625 in

Width: 10.938 in

Inscriptions

Typed caption affixed to back: The rear of the Lockheed Hercules C-130 is open to prepare for the loading of the 1956 Cadillac and the 1950 Lincoln bubble top.

1950 Lincoln Presidential Limousine Used by Dwight...

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