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49 Star American Flag Used on Eisenhower's Presidential Limousine, 1959-1960

1959/1960

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The Henry Ford

United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967. This flag from his personal collection flew on President Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential limousine. It has just 49 stars. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959, and a new 50-star flag became official on July 4 - Independence Day - 1960.

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  • Title: 49 Star American Flag Used on Eisenhower's Presidential Limousine, 1959-1960
  • Date: 1959/1960
  • Location: United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Subject Keywords: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969, Gies, Morgan L., United States. Secret Service, Presidential automobiles, United States presidents, Automobiles, Cars, Flags
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Flag
  • Object ID: 2011.241.5
  • Image ID: THF152423
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edward L. Gies in Memory of Morgan L. Gies.

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