Invitation to the Wedding of Clara Bryant and Henry Ford, Greenfield, Michigan, April 11, 1888

Summary

Henry Ford courted Clara Bryant between 1885-1888 before Clara's mother granted her daughter permission to marry. The ceremony was conducted by the Reverend Samuel W. Frisbie, for a $10 fee. Henry wore a blue suit and Clara a dress she made for the occasion. They were wed in the old fashioned bay window in the home of Clara's uncle Melvin.

Henry Ford courted Clara Bryant between 1885-1888 before Clara's mother granted her daughter permission to marry. The ceremony was conducted by the Reverend Samuel W. Frisbie, for a $10 fee. Henry wore a blue suit and Clara a dress she made for the occasion. They were wed in the old fashioned bay window in the home of Clara's uncle Melvin.

Artifact

Invitation

Date Made

11 April 1888

Subject Date

11 April 1888

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.12

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in

Width: 4 in

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