Portrait of Edward G. Kingsford, circa 1920

Summary

E.G. Kingsford, a cousin-in-law to Henry Ford, located and purchased some 313,000 acres of forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for Ford Motor Company. Ford built a sawmill on site and the finished lumber went to Detroit for use in Model Ts. Ford produced charcoal from the sawmill's waste. Kingsford, Michigan, and the Kingsford charcoal brand were named in Kingsford's honor.

E.G. Kingsford, a cousin-in-law to Henry Ford, located and purchased some 313,000 acres of forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for Ford Motor Company. Ford built a sawmill on site and the finished lumber went to Detroit for use in Model Ts. Ford produced charcoal from the sawmill's waste. Kingsford, Michigan, and the Kingsford charcoal brand were named in Kingsford's honor.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1920

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.5432

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: 11 in

Width: 8.5 in

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