Embroidered Wall Hanging, Valentine's Day Gift to Henry Ford, 1932

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, proud examples of their needle working skills. The embroidered motto reveals the donor's affection for Ford products.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, proud examples of their needle working skills. The embroidered motto reveals the donor's affection for Ford products.

Artifact

Wall Hanging

Date Made

1932

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.39

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Muslin
Silk (Textile)

Technique

Embroidering
Hand sewing
Painting (Image-making)

Color

Beige (Color)
Black (Color)
Blue
Brown
Green
Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Width: 34 in

Length: 41 in

Inscriptions

embroidered: IVE.TRIED.THEM.ALL.BUT. GIVE.ME.A.FORD. MY VALENTINE.

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