Guests of Light's Golden Jubilee outside the Clinton Inn, October 21, 1929

Summary

On October 21, 1929, Henry Ford hosted a celebration in Dearborn, Michigan, to honor his friend Thomas A. Edison. Known as Light's Golden Jubilee, the event commemorated the 50th anniversary of Edison's invention of a practical incandescent lamp. In the morning, guests gathered in Ford's outdoor museum to greet Edison. Tours of the historic buildings followed; and lunch was served at the Clinton Inn (now Eagle Tavern).

On October 21, 1929, Henry Ford hosted a celebration in Dearborn, Michigan, to honor his friend Thomas A. Edison. Known as Light's Golden Jubilee, the event commemorated the 50th anniversary of Edison's invention of a practical incandescent lamp. In the morning, guests gathered in Ford's outdoor museum to greet Edison. Tours of the historic buildings followed; and lunch was served at the Clinton Inn (now Eagle Tavern).

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

21 October 1929

Subject Date

21 October 1929

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.P.O.15366

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)
Photographic materials

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

Eagle Tavern

Details

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