Aviator Floyd Bennett and Explorer Richard Byrd with Edsel Ford at Ford Airport, Dearborn, Michigan, 1926

Summary

When Richard E. Byrd proposed a flight over the North Pole with pilot Floyd Bennett, he turned to Edsel Ford for financial support. Not only did Ford provide considerable aid himself, he encouraged other business leaders to contribute as well. Following Byrd's flight, he wrote to Edsel Ford: "I owe more to you than all the rest put together."

When Richard E. Byrd proposed a flight over the North Pole with pilot Floyd Bennett, he turned to Edsel Ford for financial support. Not only did Ford provide considerable aid himself, he encouraged other business leaders to contribute as well. Following Byrd's flight, he wrote to Edsel Ford: "I owe more to you than all the rest put together."

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

17 December 1926

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.247

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: 6 in

Width: 8 in

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