Portrait of Henry Ford as a Child, 1865-1866

Summary

Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863, and was no more than three years old when he posed for his first photographic portrait. His parents, William Ford and Mary Litogot Ford, had lost their first son at birth in January 1862, but Henry arrived safe and sound. He was followed by five siblings: John, Margaret, Jane, William and Robert.

Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863, and was no more than three years old when he posed for his first photographic portrait. His parents, William Ford and Mary Litogot Ford, had lost their first son at birth in January 1862, but Henry arrived safe and sound. He was followed by five siblings: John, Margaret, Jane, William and Robert.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1865-1866

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.2436

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.25 in

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