Ford Automobile Dealership, 1931

Summary

The Ford Motor Company inaugurated a system of competing dealership franchises in 1914. Dealers sold Ford vehicles, offered repair services and stocked spare parts and automobile accessories. By the 1930s, many dealerships had spacious showrooms where customers could inspect the latest models. Advertisements and vehicle literature were available and a helpful salesman was always nearby.

The Ford Motor Company inaugurated a system of competing dealership franchises in 1914. Dealers sold Ford vehicles, offered repair services and stocked spare parts and automobile accessories. By the 1930s, many dealerships had spacious showrooms where customers could inspect the latest models. Advertisements and vehicle literature were available and a helpful salesman was always nearby.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

12 May 1931

Subject Date

12 May 1931

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.56190.5

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: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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