Benjamin Lovett Teaching Dance Class, Lovett Hall, 1944

Summary

Students attending Henry Ford's Edison Institute Schools received instruction in old-fashioned dancing from Benjamin Lovett. Lovett not only taught them dance steps, but also good manners--the dance classes were exercises in social training as well. This photograph was taken just a few months before Lovett retired--after serving as Henry Ford's dancing master for over two decades.

Students attending Henry Ford's Edison Institute Schools received instruction in old-fashioned dancing from Benjamin Lovett. Lovett not only taught them dance steps, but also good manners--the dance classes were exercises in social training as well. This photograph was taken just a few months before Lovett retired--after serving as Henry Ford's dancing master for over two decades.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

05 April 1944

Subject Date

1944

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.188.P.71996

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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