Invitation Packet for the Piccard Stratosphere Balloon Flight from Ford Airport, Sent to Henry Ford in September 1934

Collection Details

Object ID: 64.167.285.33.0
Creator: Piccard, Jeannette, 1895-1981 
Inclusive Dates: 23 October 1934
Height: 9.25in
Width: 6.5in

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Item Location: Benson Ford Research Center

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

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Album of Documents Concerning Henry Ford's Violin Collection, 1921-1951

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Album of Documents Concerning Henry Ford's Violin Collection, 1921-1951

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Artifact

Album

Summary

An amateur fiddler, Henry Ford had a special passion for the violin. This wealthy industrialist could choose from among the finest. In the 1920s, Ford purchased several classical violins through the Wurlitzer Company's violin department. In this album are the certificates of authenticity provided by the company, identifying each violin's maker, describing its construction, and listing previous owners, if known.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

64.167.285.32

Credit

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

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Album of Documents Concerning Henry Ford's Violin Collection, 1921-1951

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Clipped Poem, "The Old Hot-Dog Wagon," Sent to Henry Ford from Mrs. H. E. Hornbeck, January 1936

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Clipped Poem, "The Old Hot-Dog Wagon," Sent to Henry Ford from Mrs. H. E. Hornbeck, January 1936

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Letter (Correspondence)

Date Made

January 1936

Summary

This poem by Edgar Guest recalls meeting Henry Ford at a night lunch wagon in Detroit, probably in the late 1890s. Night lunch wagons offered simple, affordable food to nighttime workers like Guest - a "fledgling reporter" - and Ford - an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company - after regular restaurants closed for the night.

Object ID

64.167.285.37

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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Clipped Poem, "The Old Hot-Dog Wagon," Sent to Henry Ford from Mrs. H. E. Hornbeck, January 1936

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Clouds below Balloon during Piccard Stratosphere Flight at Highest Altitude, October 23, 1934

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Clouds below Balloon during Piccard Stratosphere Flight at Highest Altitude, October 23, 1934

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport field on October 23, 1934. Spouses Jean and Jeannette Piccard ascended 10.9 miles in a metal gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon. Jeannette was the first American woman licensed as a balloonist, and first to reach the stratosphere. While Jeannette piloted, Jean gathered scientific data. Here, balloon is at highest altitude of 57,579 feet.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

64.167.285.34.5

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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Clouds below Balloon during Piccard Stratosphere Flight at Highest Altitude, October 23, 1934

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Correspondence between J.C. Alves de Lima and the Office of Henry Ford regarding Specimen Shipment, September - October, 1925

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Correspondence between J.C. Alves de Lima and the Office of Henry Ford regarding Specimen Shipment, September - October, 1925

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Artifact

Correspondence

Object ID

64.167.285.38

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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Correspondence between J.C. Alves de Lima and the Office of Henry Ford regarding Specimen Shipment, September - October, 1925

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Correspondence between J.C. Freeman and E.G. Liebold Concerning Repair of Henry Ford's Amati Violin, 1935

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Correspondence between J.C. Freeman and E.G. Liebold Concerning Repair of Henry Ford's Amati Violin, 1935

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Artifact

Correspondence

Date Made

16 January 1935-5 February 1935

Object ID

64.167.285.31.0

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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Correspondence between J.C. Freeman and E.G. Liebold Concerning Repair of Henry Ford's Amati Violin, 1935

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Correspondence between W.L. Schurz and the Office of Henry Ford regarding Brazil Expedition, July - August, 1925

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Correspondence between W.L. Schurz and the Office of Henry Ford regarding Brazil Expedition, July - August, 1925

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Artifact

Correspondence

Object ID

64.167.285.39

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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Correspondence between W.L. Schurz and the Office of Henry Ford regarding Brazil Expedition, July - August, 1925

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Ford Motor Company Worker Safety Poster, "Safety First. Save Your Eyes, Use Goggles," 1924

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Ford Motor Company Worker Safety Poster, "Safety First. Save Your Eyes, Use Goggles," 1924

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Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1924

Object ID

64.167.285.43

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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Ford Motor Company Worker Safety Poster, "Safety First. Save Your Eyes, Use Goggles," 1924

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Ford Motor Company Worker Safety Posters, "Tune In, Universal Safety," 1924

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Ford Motor Company Worker Safety Posters, "Tune In, Universal Safety," 1924

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Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

1924

Object ID

64.167.285.42

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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Ford Motor Company Worker Safety Posters, "Tune In, Universal Safety," 1924

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Gondola Landing after Piccard Stratosphere Balloon Flight, Cadiz, Ohio, October 23, 1934

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Gondola Landing after Piccard Stratosphere Balloon Flight, Cadiz, Ohio, October 23, 1934

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

The Piccard stratosphere flight departed Ford Airport field on October 23, 1934. Spouses Jean and Jeannette Piccard ascended 10.9 miles in a metal gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon. Jeannette was the first American woman licensed as a balloonist, and first to reach the stratosphere. William Duckwitz's shortwave radio maintained communication until their landing 400-miles away, in Cadiz, Ohio.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

64.167.285.34.6

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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Gondola Landing after Piccard Stratosphere Balloon Flight, Cadiz, Ohio, October 23, 1934

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