Henry Ford's 1896 Quadricycle on Display at New York World's Fair, 1939-1940

Summary

Ford Motor Company poured resources into the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, spending more than $5 million to construct and maintain its elaborate and well-attended exposition space. Ford's massive exhibition building attracted fairgoers with industrial demonstrations and informative displays. In the entrance hall, visitors could view Henry Ford's first automobile, the Quadricycle.

Ford Motor Company poured resources into the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, spending more than $5 million to construct and maintain its elaborate and well-attended exposition space. Ford's massive exhibition building attracted fairgoers with industrial demonstrations and informative displays. In the entrance hall, visitors could view Henry Ford's first automobile, the Quadricycle.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1939

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.10960

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: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in image, lower right corner: NY-106

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