President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth Driving Down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1957

This wonderful old photo of Pennsylvania Avenue in 1957 shows President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth in an old Lincoln Cosmopolitan.

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Queen Elizabeth and President Eisenhower in 1957
Queen Elizabeth and President Eisenhower in 1957

Source: Flickr user Dave Gelinas

And here’s another.

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1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Presidential Limousine - Bubble Top Parade Car - Presidential Motorcade - President Eisenhower - Queen Elizabeth - United States Visit - Washington DC - October, 1957
1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Presidential Limousine – Bubble Top Parade Car – Presidential Motorcade – President Eisenhower – Queen Elizabeth – United States Visit – Washington DC – October, 1957

Source: Flickr user Dave Gelinas

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1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan - Presidential Limousine - Bubble Top Parade Car - Presidential Motorcade - President Eisenhower - Queen Elizabeth - United States Visit - Washington D.C. - Circa 1957
1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan – Presidential Limousine – Bubble Top Parade Car – Presidential Motorcade – President Eisenhower – Queen Elizabeth – United States Visit – Washington D.C. – Circa 1957

Source: Flickr user Dave Gelinas

 

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • André M. Smith

    The Lincoln Cosmopolitan was built 1949-54. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Cosmopolitan

    The photos published here are the first, and only, I have ever seen of the Presidential Limousine – Bubble Top Parade Car. Has any reader of these pages any idea what the future of this particular vehicle became? Does it still exist, perhaps in a private collection?