from brochure of a  Lincoln 1925:

“The greyhound-known to the world over for swiftness and stamina, for grace and beauty in action-has been selected as the emblem of Lincoln cars. Its poised, silvery body, extended at full speed, graces the radiator cap of every new Lincoln. Long, lithe and sinewy-fleetest of its kind-the greyhound best typifies Lincoln’s speed and grace, beauty and endurance.”

Lincoln Motor Company adopted the greyhound as its corporate mascot in 1925. The swift, graceful animal was a fitting symbol for a company that prided itself on speedy and stylish motor cars. Gorham Manufacturing Company, a silversmithing firm based in New York City, designed the regal hood ornament that crowned Lincoln automobiles through the 1930s. (