Holy Bible, 1859

Summary

Many 19th-century Americans recorded births, deaths and marriages in family bibles. Mothers, or some other family member, faithfully documented these significant family events on dedicated pages in the bible. Subsequent generations sometimes added and updated entries. This bible belonged to the Firestone family and includes the name of Harvey S. Firestone, the founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Many 19th-century Americans recorded births, deaths and marriages in family bibles. Mothers, or some other family member, faithfully documented these significant family events on dedicated pages in the bible. Subsequent generations sometimes added and updated entries. This bible belonged to the Firestone family and includes the name of Harvey S. Firestone, the founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Artifact

Bible

Date Made

1859

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Firestone Farm House

Object ID

83.1.80

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Leather
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 12.125 in.

Width: 10 in.

Length: 3 in.

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