Carved Portrait of Henry Ford, 1926

Summary

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. The translated inscription of this piece -- "to the great American industrialist in recognition and proof of manufacturing wherein works do not strike" -- reflects the opinion of the Polish artist regarding the industrial instability in Poland of that time.

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. The translated inscription of this piece -- "to the great American industrialist in recognition and proof of manufacturing wherein works do not strike" -- reflects the opinion of the Polish artist regarding the industrial instability in Poland of that time.

Artifact

Portrait

Date Made

1926

Creators

Ciborski, John 

Place of Creation

Poland 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

27.312.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Carving (Processes)
Woodcarving

Dimensions

Height: 28 in

Width: 1.375 in

Length: 21.25 in

Inscriptions

Inscription below portrait: POLSKA HENRYKOWI FORDOWI WIELKIEMU PRZEMYSLOWCOWI AMERYKANSKIEMU W DOWOD UZNANIA, IZ W JECO FABRYKACH NICDY NIE STRAJDOWALI PRACOWNICY Translation of inscription: To the great American industrialist in recognition and proof of manufacturing wherein workers do not strike.

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