Sampler Made for Henry Ford, 1943

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 cautionary verse in this sampler is also the work of the donor.

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 cautionary verse in this sampler is also the work of the donor.

Artifact

Sampler (Embroidery)

Date Made

1943

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

43.144.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ellen E. Merrow.

Material

Linen (Material)
Cotton (Textile)
Wood (Plant material)

Technique

Embroidering
Handmade
Hand sewing

Color

Blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in

Width: 1 in

Length: 15.5 in

Inscriptions

cross stitch: Ford I've dared to put the world on wheels And now I am afraid Lest men should never stop again To see how snails are made

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