Embroidered Pillow Cover, Gift to Henry Ford, 1915-1930

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate enough to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, like this embroidered pillow cover. Perhaps the motif acknowledged Henry Ford's efforts to encourage peace and pacifism for the United States.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate enough to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, like this embroidered pillow cover. Perhaps the motif acknowledged Henry Ford's efforts to encourage peace and pacifism for the United States.

Artifact

Pillow cover

Date Made

1915-1930

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.30

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Rayon

Technique

Embroidering
Handmade
Hand sewing

Color

Beige (Color)
Black (Color)
Blue
Green
Red
Yellow

Dimensions

Width: 16.75 in

Length: 17 in

Inscriptions

Blackstone Art Emb. Co no 119.

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