Topical Photographic Prints in Binders Series

Biographical / Historical Note

This series was created prior to 1965 by Ford Motor Company Archives staff for researchers to utilize as a ready reference tool. The collected material provides access to frequently requested topical visual material.


Scope and Content Note

The series is comprised of a set of binders that hold photographic reproductions of continuous tone photographs, documents, and printed materials. Although primarily copy prints of original material that is held in the Archives, there are some items...

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The series is comprised of a set of binders that hold photographic reproductions of continuous tone photographs, documents, and printed materials. Although primarily copy prints of original material that is held in the Archives, there are some items that originated from outside sources. Compiled by archivists and arranged by subject, the Ford Motor Company and Ford family related subjects include nostalgic road scenes, assembly lines, automobile racing, truck history, and aviation history. Also represented are Ford automobiles by year, the evolution of the Continental and the Lincoln by year, and celebrities in Ford and Lincoln automobiles. Ford family topics include selections from Henry Ford's "jottings," portraits of Henry Ford, and Edsel Ford associated material. Among the publications represented are portions of the Canadian Ford Times, several volumes of the Ford Times, and illustrative material utilized for a history of the Ford Motor Company. There is also a small compilation of images relating to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford.

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Collection Details

Object ID: 64.167.1854.1
Creator: Ford Motor Company. Archives 
Inclusive Dates: 1903-1960
Size: 62 volumes
Language: English

Collection Access & Use

Item Location: Benson Ford Research Center

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research

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

Digitized Artifacts From This Collection

In many cases, not all artifacts have been digitized.
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1949 Ford Sedan Advertising

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1949 Ford Sedan Advertising

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

The redesigned "envelope body" of the 1949 Ford allowed more interior room. Ford pointed out those qualities in this advertisement. According to the ad, Ford claimed, "It's a living room on wheels!"

Object ID

P.833.88679.4

Credit

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

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

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1949 Ford Sedan Advertising

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What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Drawing, Cutaway View of 1936 Lincoln Zephyr Automobile

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Drawing, Cutaway View of 1936 Lincoln Zephyr Automobile

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Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

29 October 1935

Summary

The Lincoln Zephyr, produced from 1936 to 1940, was distinguished from other contemporary cars by its streamlined shape, its rear-hinged "alligator" hood and its horizontal-bar grille. Less visible, but just as advanced, was the Zephyr's "unit body" construction. The car's frame and body were integrated into a single, stronger unit, as seen in this cutaway view.

Object ID

P.833.64355

Credit

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

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Drawing, Cutaway View of 1936 Lincoln Zephyr Automobile

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

VIEW CALENDAR

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