Model T 1921 - Ernest A. Franke

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Ernest A. Franke drove his 1921 Model T ("polished to a mirror like finish") to the White House in 1938, hoping to show it to Henry Ford who was having lunch with President Franklin D Roosevelt. According to the caption, Mr Franke shouted from the driver's seat "Where's Henry? I want to show him his old car."

The Capitol police escorted him from the grounds.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris and Ewing
at White House, Washington DC, District of Columbia USA


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