E. G. Kingsford, Ford Dealer, Iron Mountain, Michigan, circa 1918

Summary

Edward G. Kingsford was operating a Ford dealership in Iron Mountain, Michigan, when his cousin-in-law, Henry Ford, contacted him about acquiring timberland in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Kingsford arranged for the purchase of some 313,000 acres on behalf of Ford Motor Company. He then became vice president of Ford's Upper Peninsula operations, which included sawmills, factories and a wood chemical plant.

Edward G. Kingsford was operating a Ford dealership in Iron Mountain, Michigan, when his cousin-in-law, Henry Ford, contacted him about acquiring timberland in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Kingsford arranged for the purchase of some 313,000 acres on behalf of Ford Motor Company. He then became vice president of Ford's Upper Peninsula operations, which included sawmills, factories and a wood chemical plant.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1918

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.122

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: 10.75 in

Width: 7 in

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