Handmade "Henry Ford For President" Political Banner, 1920-1924

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Often their expressions of thanks were homemade and in this case also politically inspired. Although Henry Ford never admitted to any presidential aspirations, many Americans wanted to see him in the White House.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Often their expressions of thanks were homemade and in this case also politically inspired. Although Henry Ford never admitted to any presidential aspirations, many Americans wanted to see him in the White House.

Artifact

Banner

Date Made

1920-1924

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.23

Credit

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

Material

Tatting (Lace)
Linen (Material)
Cotton (Textile)

Technique

Handmade
Embroidering

Color

Blue
Red
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 19 in

Length: 30.5 in

Inscriptions

WE THE U.S. AND THE WORLD `NEED' HENRY FORD FOR PRESIDENT

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