Henry Ford's First Violin, 1880-1900

Summary

Henry Ford loved music-especially the fiddle tunes he enjoyed at the country dances of his youth. As a young man, Ford bought this inexpensive fiddle and learned to play it a bit. Though he was never able to play as well as he would have wished, Ford's love of the fiddle and rural dance music remained with him throughout his life.

Henry Ford loved music-especially the fiddle tunes he enjoyed at the country dances of his youth. As a young man, Ford bought this inexpensive fiddle and learned to play it a bit. Though he was never able to play as well as he would have wished, Ford's love of the fiddle and rural dance music remained with him throughout his life.

Artifact

Violin

Date Made

1880-1900

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Collections Platform

Object ID

45.123.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Spruce (Wood)
Sycamore (Wood)
Mother of pearl
Horsehair
Nickel (Metal)

Color

Brown
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 in

Width: 7.75 in

Length: 23.5 in

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