Henry Ford and Clara Ford at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury, Massachusetts, circa 1923

Summary

Henry Ford purchased the Wayside Inn, the setting for the poems in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn, in 1923. Over six years, Ford spent more than $2 million restoring the structure and several adjacent buildings in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Henry and Clara Ford were photographed together at the inn around the time of the purchase.

Henry Ford purchased the Wayside Inn, the setting for the poems in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn, in 1923. Over six years, Ford spent more than $2 million restoring the structure and several adjacent buildings in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Henry and Clara Ford were photographed together at the inn around the time of the purchase.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1923

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.769

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: 3.25 in

Width: 3.5 in

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