Henry Ford Building a Dam with Leonard and Raymond Firestone and Others, Columbiana, Ohio, August 1918

Summary

Henry Ford watches in this photograph as Leonard and Raymond Firestone, sons of tire magnate and Ford confidant Harvey Firestone, build a dam of stones with their friends. No doubt the boys' project reminded Ford of his own youthful exploits. As a schoolboy, Ford once dammed a small stream -- to the dismay of the farmer whose potato field he flooded.

Henry Ford watches in this photograph as Leonard and Raymond Firestone, sons of tire magnate and Ford confidant Harvey Firestone, build a dam of stones with their friends. No doubt the boys' project reminded Ford of his own youthful exploits. As a schoolboy, Ford once dammed a small stream -- to the dismay of the farmer whose potato field he flooded.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

17 August 1918

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.34.116.18

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: 3.5 in

Width: 5.75 in

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