1939 Lincoln Presidential Automobile "Sunshine Special" Aboard Military Transport Ship, September 1947

Summary

When the President travels abroad, United States Secret Service agents ensure that state cars arrive ahead of him. This military transport ship carried the "Sunshine Special" limousine overseas for one of President Harry S. Truman's international visits in 1947. Around 1960, the Secret Service began using transport aircraft to carry presidential vehicles.

When the President travels abroad, United States Secret Service agents ensure that state cars arrive ahead of him. This military transport ship carried the "Sunshine Special" limousine overseas for one of President Harry S. Truman's international visits in 1947. Around 1960, the Secret Service began using transport aircraft to carry presidential vehicles.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

22 September 1947

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2011.241.14.81

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: 8.125 in

Width: 9.938 in

Inscriptions

Typed caption affixed to back: September 22, 1947 - Picture taken at U.S. Naval Air Station,Norfolk, Virginia, Pier 4, unloading the 1939 Lincoln (Sunshine Special) out o the hole of a KA-95. Stamped on back: Public Information Office Fifth Naval District Released Official Navy Photograph If published Credit line must read "Official U.S. Navy Photograph" OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH Not to be used for Publication (crossed out, red pencil) U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk 11, Va. NAS (L) 1294 Date 9-22-47 Subject Presidential auto being hoisted out of hold of KA-95 Peir [sic] 4 N.O.B. Norfolk

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