Edsel Ford at the National Air Tour, Atop the Hangar at Ford Airport, October 3, 1925

Summary

In this image, Edsel Ford waits on top of the Ford Airport hangar for the returning planes of the 1925 National Air Tour. The searchlight behind him is a Sperry Beacon, used to guide the landing of aircraft at night. The beacon was capable of blasting a powerful beam of light as bright as the headlights of 9 million automobiles.

In this image, Edsel Ford waits on top of the Ford Airport hangar for the returning planes of the 1925 National Air Tour. The searchlight behind him is a Sperry Beacon, used to guide the landing of aircraft at night. The beacon was capable of blasting a powerful beam of light as bright as the headlights of 9 million automobiles.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

03 October 1925

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.44173

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

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