Needlework Portrait of Henry Ford, 1920-1940

Summary

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. This finely executed likeness of the automotive industrialist is an example of needlework sometimes referred to as thread painting.

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. This finely executed likeness of the automotive industrialist is an example of needlework sometimes referred to as thread painting.

Artifact

Portrait

Date Made

1920-1940

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.3.4054

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Linen (Material)
Silk (Textile)
Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Embroidering

Color

Black (Color)
Brown
Pink (Color)
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 25.25 in

Length: 19.75 in

Width: .25 in

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