View from "The Mangoes" Toward the Ocean, circa 1920

Summary

This is the view from Henry and Clara Ford's vacation home along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida. Ford purchased the property, which neighbored his friend Thomas Edison's winter retreat, in 1916. The Fords named the estate "The Mangoes" and surrounded their newly-built bungalow with tropical landscaping, including citrus trees and the palms and pond seen here.

This is the view from Henry and Clara Ford's vacation home along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida. Ford purchased the property, which neighbored his friend Thomas Edison's winter retreat, in 1916. The Fords named the estate "The Mangoes" and surrounded their newly-built bungalow with tropical landscaping, including citrus trees and the palms and pond seen here.

Artifact

Photographic postcard

Subject Date

circa 1920

Creators

Hunt, F. W. 

Place of Creation

United States, Florida, Fort Myers 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Hunt, Fort Myers, Florida

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.127

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

Inscriptions

Ink stamp on back of image: FOTO BY HUNT / FT. MYERS, FLA Handwritten in pencil on back: 1028

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