Portrait of Edsel Ford by Pirie MacDonald, 1934

Summary

Edsel Ford, the only child of Henry and Clara Ford, was president of Ford Motor Company from 1919 to 1943. Among his important contributions to the company were his management of the Rouge plant's construction, his championing of the Model A, and his direction in styling Lincoln automobiles. Ford's philanthropic efforts included significant gifts to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Edsel Ford, the only child of Henry and Clara Ford, was president of Ford Motor Company from 1919 to 1943. Among his important contributions to the company were his management of the Rouge plant's construction, his championing of the Model A, and his direction in styling Lincoln automobiles. Ford's philanthropic efforts included significant gifts to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1934

Subject Date

1934

Creators

MacDonald, Pirie, 1867-1942 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Originally photographed by Pirie MacDonald, New York, New York, 1934.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.67061

Credit

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

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11.25 in

Width: 8.25 in

Inscriptions

Text in image, lower right corner: PIRIE MAC DONALD / PHOTOGRAPHER-OF-MEN / NEW YORK Written in black ink on lower right front corner of copy: 67061

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