Beadwork Painting, Gift to Henry Ford, 1930-1935

Summary

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. This elaborate beaded painting was created by an employee of the Ford Highland Park factory. It was perhaps influenced by Henry Ford's Peace Ship Expedition; an initiative he began in 1915 in the hopes of avoiding world conflict.

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. This elaborate beaded painting was created by an employee of the Ford Highland Park factory. It was perhaps influenced by Henry Ford's Peace Ship Expedition; an initiative he began in 1915 in the hopes of avoiding world conflict.

Artifact

Painting (Visual work)

Date Made

1930-1935

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

96.0.48.1.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Beads (Pierced objects)
Canvas
Glass (Material)
Paint (Coating)

Color

Black (Color)
Blue
Gray (Color)
Green
Red
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 21.625 in  (frame)

Width: 1.75 in  (frame)

Length: 36.75 in  (frame)

Height: 17.75 in  (frame opening)

Length: 32.875 in  (frame opening)

Inscriptions

Henry Ford Ship Venice Made By J. Russo

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