Henry Ford Aboard the Peace Ship at Hoboken, New Jersey, 1915

Summary

Disgusted by the carnage of World War I, Henry Ford launched a well-meaning but naive effort to end it in December 1915. He chartered the vessel Oscar II to carry a party of citizen-mediators to Europe to negotiate for peace. But the delegates feuded among themselves, press support faded, and Ford himself tired of the bickering. The "Peace Ship" expedition failed.

Disgusted by the carnage of World War I, Henry Ford launched a well-meaning but naive effort to end it in December 1915. He chartered the vessel Oscar II to carry a party of citizen-mediators to Europe to negotiate for peace. But the delegates feuded among themselves, press support faded, and Ford himself tired of the bickering. The "Peace Ship" expedition failed.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

December 1915

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.97357.3

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: 11 in

Width: 8.5 in

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