Clara and Henry Ford, with Others, Dancing in Newly Completed Lovett Hall Ballroom, Dearborn, Michigan, 1937

Summary

In 1937, Henry Ford built this elegant ballroom for his old-fashioned dances. At the October 26th dedication, Henry and Clara Ford (right) led the dancing, as Ford's Old Time Orchestra played dances like waltzes and quadrilles. Benjamin Lovett--Ford's dancing teacher for over a decade--called the steps for the 300 guests. Ford named the ballroom Lovett Hall for him.

In 1937, Henry Ford built this elegant ballroom for his old-fashioned dances. At the October 26th dedication, Henry and Clara Ford (right) led the dancing, as Ford's Old Time Orchestra played dances like waltzes and quadrilles. Benjamin Lovett--Ford's dancing teacher for over a decade--called the steps for the 300 guests. Ford named the ballroom Lovett Hall for him.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

26 October 1937

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.101592.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

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