1912 Baker Electric Victoria, Used by Five First Ladies of the United States

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1912 Baker Electric Victoria, Used by Five First Ladies of the United States

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Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1912

Summary

President William Howard Taft motorized the White House in 1909 when he purchased a steam-powered White, two gasoline-powered Pierce-Arrows and a Baker Electric. Three years later, Taft replaced the 1909 Baker with this 1912 Victoria model for the First Lady's use. It remained in use until 1928, serving Helen Taft, Ellen Wilson, Edith Wilson, Florence Harding and Grace Coolidge.

Object ID

28.264.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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1912 Baker Electric Victoria, Used by Five First Ladies of the United States

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