Mattox Family Home, Original Site, Richmond Hill, Georgia, circa 1935

Summary

Henry Ford brought this house to Greenfield Village in 1943, one of a group of buildings to represent the progress of African Americans from bondage through emancipation to world recognition. Later research revealed that this home belonged to the Mattoxes, a land-owning African-American family--not a white plantation overseer, as Ford had believed. Henry Ford can be seen at right.

Henry Ford brought this house to Greenfield Village in 1943, one of a group of buildings to represent the progress of African Americans from bondage through emancipation to world recognition. Later research revealed that this home belonged to the Mattoxes, a land-owning African-American family--not a white plantation overseer, as Ford had believed. Henry Ford can be seen at right.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1935

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.2476

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: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

verso: O-2380

Mattox Family Home

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