Henry Ford and Clara Ford in the 1896 Quadricycle in Greenfield Village, May 1946

Summary

Henry and Clara Ford commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Quadricycle by posing for photographs on the vehicle in Greenfield Village. Ford built the Quadricycle in a shed behind a house he and Clara rented on Detroit's Bagley Avenue. Ford's first successful drive in the vehicle took place in the early morning hours of June 4, 1896.

Henry and Clara Ford commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Quadricycle by posing for photographs on the vehicle in Greenfield Village. Ford built the Quadricycle in a shed behind a house he and Clara rented on Detroit's Bagley Avenue. Ford's first successful drive in the vehicle took place in the early morning hours of June 4, 1896.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

May 1946

Subject Date

May 1946

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.4637

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: 10 in

Width: 8 in

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