Preparing to Load Presidential Cars Aboard the USS Taconic, March 1957

Summary

When the President travels abroad, United States Secret Service agents ensure that state cars arrive ahead of him. In this photograph, USS Taconic prepares to take on President Dwight D. Eisenhower's limousine for a visit in Bermuda with British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan. The Secret Service began using transport aircraft to carry presidential vehicles a few years later.

When the President travels abroad, United States Secret Service agents ensure that state cars arrive ahead of him. In this photograph, USS Taconic prepares to take on President Dwight D. Eisenhower's limousine for a visit in Bermuda with British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan. The Secret Service began using transport aircraft to carry presidential vehicles a few years later.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

March 1957

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.241.14.76

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: 9.938 in

Width: 8.063 in

Inscriptions

Typed caption affixed to back: March 1957 - Loading the White House cars on to the Taconic AGC-17 at Norfolk for transport to Bermuda for a trip of President Eisenhower. Picture of the loading hoist.

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