Portrait Rug of Henry Ford, 1935

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. According to the donor, the inspiration for this portrait rug came after reading a biography of Henry Ford.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. According to the donor, the inspiration for this portrait rug came after reading a biography of Henry Ford.

Artifact

Hooked rug

Date Made

1935

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

35.100.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Bert Badden.

Material

Burlap
Rayon
Silk (Textile)

Color

Black (Color)
Brown
Green
Gray (Color)
Lavender (Color)
Tan (Color)
White (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Width: 17.5 in

Length: 21.5 in

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