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JOHN F. KENNEDY. NEW U.S. PRESIDENT Rare Comic Book 1961291 viewsJOHN F. KENNEDY. NEW U.S. PRESIDENT Rare Comic Book 1961
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Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine Customization, Extension, 1961336 viewsThe Hess & Eisenhardt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, transformed a stock 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible into the presidential limousine. The firm stretched the car by 3 1/2 feet, added steps for Secret Service agents, and installed a siren, flashing lights, and other special accessories. The customization took approximately six months and the car arrived at the White House in June 1961.
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Willard C. Hess at Henry Ford Museum Exhibit Featuring the 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine, 1982399 viewsWillard C. Hess stands next to the 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine in Henry Ford Museum in 1982. Mr. Hess's company, Hess & Eisenhardt of Cincinnati, Ohio, modified the stock Lincoln for White House use in 1961 and then rebuilt it after President Kennedy's assassination. Mr. Hess holds the license plate the car carried during the 1963 shooting.
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1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine after "Quick Fix," 1964341 viewsAfter President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, the Hess & Eisenhardt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, rebuilt the 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine into an armored car. The most prominent change was a permanent top fitted with bullet resistant windows around the sides and in the roof. The rooftop windows could be covered with a black vinyl top.
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Presidential Motorcade, Berkeley, California, March, 1962529 viewsSubject Date: 23 March 1962
Summary: United States Secret Service agent Morgan L. Gies was responsible for White House vehicles from 1941 to 1967, serving five presidents. This photograph from his personal collection shows a motorcade with President John F. Kennedy riding in his 1961 Lincoln Continental. Agent Gies is driving the follow-up car directly behind the President's limousine.
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Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine Trunk Customization, 1961441 viewshe Hess & Eisenhardt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, transformed a stock 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible into the presidential limousine. The firm stretched the car by 3 1/2 feet, added steps for Secret Service agents, and installed a siren, flashing lights, and other special accessories. The customization took approximately six months and the car arrived at the White House in June 1961.
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Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine Customization, Removable Transparent Top Sections Stored in Trunk, 1961352 viewsAs originally built, the 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine had three different roof options. A removable steel section provided privacy, clear plastic sections provided weather protection, and a completely open top gave the president maximum visibility. The plastic panels fit neatly into the trunk and were available whenever needed. None of the removable tops was armored.
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Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine Customization, Chassis under Construction, 1961298 viewsThe Hess & Eisenhardt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, transformed a stock 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible into the presidential limousine. The firm stretched the car by 3 1/2 feet, added steps for Secret Service agents, and installed a siren, flashing lights, and other special accessories. The customization took approximately six months and the car arrived at the White House in June 1961.
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1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine After "Quick Fix," 1964305 viewsAfter President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, the Hess & Eisenhardt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, rebuilt the 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine into an armored car. The most prominent change was a permanent top fitted with bullet resistant windows around the sides and in the roof. The rooftop windows could be covered with a black vinyl top.
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President John Kennedy and King Hassan II of Morocco, in the 1961 Lincoln Continental Limousine, Washington, D.C., March 1963604 viewsSubject Date: 27 March 1963
Summary: Foreign policy was an outstanding aspect of John F. Kennedy's Cold War administration. Amid global political and military tensions, the president hosted many foreign leaders. This photograph shows Kennedy with King Hassan II of Morocco. The two statesmen met in March 1963 to discuss their nations' relationship and mutual concerns.
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Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine Customization, Extensive Chassis Changes, 1961294 viewsThe Hess & Eisenhardt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, transformed a stock 1961 Lincoln Continental convertible into the presidential limousine. The firm stretched the car by 3 1/2 feet, added steps for Secret Service agents, and installed a siren, flashing lights, and other special accessories. The customization took approximately six months and the car arrived at the White House in June 1961.
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1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine Air Conditioning Unit after "Quick Fix," 1964315 viewsAfter President John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, the Hess & Eisenhardt Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, rebuilt the 1961 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine into an armored car. The car's permanent top, fitted with several large bullet-resistant windows, caused the interior to get quite warm. An auxiliary air conditioning unit, installed in the trunk, helped keep temperatures comfortable.
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