Century of Progress Souvenir Specimen Box of Materials Used in Ford Automobile Manufacture, 1934

Summary

Ford Motor Company mounted the most talked-about exhibition in Chicago during the World's Fair in 1934. One highlight of the Ford Exposition building was "Out of the Earth" -- a series of dioramas showing the major resources used in automotive production. Visitors could return home with souvenir boxes that contained samples of some of these natural materials.

Ford Motor Company mounted the most talked-about exhibition in Chicago during the World's Fair in 1934. One highlight of the Ford Exposition building was "Out of the Earth" -- a series of dioramas showing the major resources used in automotive production. Visitors could return home with souvenir boxes that contained samples of some of these natural materials.

Artifact

Souvenir

Date Made

1934

Creators

Unknown

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Soybean Lab Agricultural Gallery

Object ID

98.59.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Betty P. Price

Material

Cardboard
Iron ore
Sillimanite
Mohair
Plastic (Organic material)
Copper (Metal)
Cork (Bark)
Rubber (Material)
Zinc alloy
Soybean
Asbestos
Glass (Material)
Bauxite
Cotton (Fiber)

Dimensions

Height: 0.875 in  (postal box)

Width: 3.75 in  (postal box)

Length: 5.25 in  (postal box)

Inscriptions

MAN MUST GO TO THE EARTH / FOR ALL MATERIALS / FORD EXPOSITION / A CENTURY OF PROGRESS

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