Drawing of an Automobile by Edsel Ford, 1908

Summary

Edsel Ford created this drawing of an automobile when he was a teenager. Like many doting parents, Henry and Clara Ford saved their only child's artwork. Clara nurtured Edsel's love of art and Henry encouraged his interest in automobiles. As Edsel grew, his creative and artistic sensibilities matured and he developed a talent for automotive design.

Edsel Ford created this drawing of an automobile when he was a teenager. Like many doting parents, Henry and Clara Ford saved their only child's artwork. Clara nurtured Edsel's love of art and Henry encouraged his interest in automobiles. As Edsel grew, his creative and artistic sensibilities matured and he developed a talent for automotive design.

Artifact

Drawing (Visual work)

Date Made

1908

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.88

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Height: 5.25 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Front, inscribed: EBF. '08' Back, printed: HENRY FORD | DETROIT, MICH.

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