Fiddler Jep Bisbee with Daughter and Son in Ford Home, Dearborn, Michigan, 1923

Summary

Henry Ford loved Jep Bisbee's fiddling--it was a pleasant reminder of the country dancing of Ford's rural youth. In November 1923, Bisbee, with his daughter Beulah and son Earl, played music at Ford's childhood home, which Ford had lovingly restored to its 1870s appearance. Ford later recalled that Bisbee's music inspired the industrialist to revive the dances of his youth.

Henry Ford loved Jep Bisbee's fiddling--it was a pleasant reminder of the country dancing of Ford's rural youth. In November 1923, Bisbee, with his daughter Beulah and son Earl, played music at Ford's childhood home, which Ford had lovingly restored to its 1870s appearance. Ford later recalled that Bisbee's music inspired the industrialist to revive the dances of his youth.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

Ford Home

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