Embroidered Pillow, Gift to Henry Ford, 1934

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

Throw pillow

Date Made

1934

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.34

Credit

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

Material

Silk (Textile)

Technique

Embroidering
Hand sewing
Machine sewing (Technique)

Color

Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Width: 9 in

Length: 11 in

Inscriptions

embroidered: REMEMBRANCE THE NEW FORD V 8 1934 MODEL IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST COMFORTABLE, MOST ECONOMICAL, MOST RESPONSIVE MOST SAFE, AND MOST DURABLE CAR ON THE ROAD TO-DAY. LONG LIVE THE FORD CAR.

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