Automobile

Date:
1947 (car), 1955 (custom body)
Creator:
Crosley, with custom work by James H. Beard

Runabout with “IKE” and “MAMIE” stenciled on front quarter panels. Mr. Marvin Leonard of Fort Worth, Texas, in June 1955 gave this vehicle to George Allen to present to President and Mrs. Eisenhower. The four-wheel drive Crosley Runabout was used by the Eisenhowers to drive around the farm. Visiting world leaders such as Churchill and De Gaulle toured the farm with the President while in the Crosley. The Crosley was the nation’s first compact car, manufactured in Cincinnati and Marion, Indiana between 1939 and 1952.

Description (physical):

H 1.8, L 3.5, W 1.25 M

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
EISE 105
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Magneto Assembly Line At Ford

Date:
c. 1900-1910

This photograph shows workers assembling Model T wheels on the innovative magneto assembly line, which sped up production considerably.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0036
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Chassis Assembly Line At Ford - Body Drop

Date:
c. 1900-1910

Appeared in a book by the Ford Motor Co. This photograph depicts an outdoor assembly line. Workers are preparing to lower the bodies of Model Ts onto their chassis.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0035
Institution:
American Heritage

The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo, N.y. Feb.

This photo shows workers at an auto body shop in Buffalo, N.Y. The workers put together doors and seats, among other odds and ends. Some work at desks, others work inside the partially completed bodies themselves.

Description (physical):

H: 8 3/16", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0013
Institution:
American Heritage Archives