Appliqued Wall Hanging, Birthday Gift to Henry Ford, 1939

Summary

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. The inspiration for this wall hanging was inspired by Ford's well documented belief in reincarnation, an interest shared by the creator of this birthday gift. She noted in accompanying correspondence that she celebrated a 76th birthday in 1939 as well.

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. The inspiration for this wall hanging was inspired by Ford's well documented belief in reincarnation, an interest shared by the creator of this birthday gift. She noted in accompanying correspondence that she celebrated a 76th birthday in 1939 as well.

Artifact

Wall hanging

Date Made

1939

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.37

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Beads (Pierced objects)
Cotton (Textile)
Rayon
Velveteen

Technique

Applique (Technique)
Embroidering
Hand sewing
Handmade

Color

Black (Color)
Blue
Brown
Green
Pink (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Width: 26.5 in

Length: 37 in

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