Charlotte and Benjamin B. Lovett Dancing, circa 1925

Summary

Benjamin Lovett was a well-known New England dance instructor. In 1923, Henry Ford invited Lovett to teach old-fashioned dances at Sudbury, Massachusetts, where Ford was restoring the historic Wayside Inn. The following year, Ford moved Lovett and his wife Charlotte to Dearborn, Michigan. Lovett would serve as Ford's dancing master for the next twenty years--helping teach traditional American dancing to adults and children alike.

Benjamin Lovett was a well-known New England dance instructor. In 1923, Henry Ford invited Lovett to teach old-fashioned dances at Sudbury, Massachusetts, where Ford was restoring the historic Wayside Inn. The following year, Ford moved Lovett and his wife Charlotte to Dearborn, Michigan. Lovett would serve as Ford's dancing master for the next twenty years--helping teach traditional American dancing to adults and children alike.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1925

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.1835

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: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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