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

Baker Motor Vehicle Company1912

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The Henry Ford

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.

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  • Title: 1912 Baker Electric Victoria, Used by Five First Ladies of the United States
  • Creator: Baker Motor Vehicle Company
  • Date Created: 1912
  • Location: United States, Ohio, Cleveland, United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Subject Keywords: Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957, Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924, Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943, Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930, Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961, Wilson, Ellen Axson, First ladies, Women automobile drivers, Baker automobile, Cars, Presidential automobiles, Electric automobiles, Roadsters, Automobiles
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Automobile
  • Object ID: 28.264.1
  • Image ID: THF67884
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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