Interior of Henry Ford's Private Railroad Car, "Fair Lane," June 22, 1921

Summary

By 1920, Henry and Clara Ford found it increasingly difficult to travel in privacy. They purchased a private railroad car and named it Fair Lane. Mrs. Ford designed the car's interior in consultation with Sidney Houghton of London. Houghton had earlier provided the same service for the Fords' yacht, Sialia. The Fords made more than 400 trips with Fair Lane.

By 1920, Henry and Clara Ford found it increasingly difficult to travel in privacy. They purchased a private railroad car and named it Fair Lane. Mrs. Ford designed the car's interior in consultation with Sidney Houghton of London. Houghton had earlier provided the same service for the Fords' yacht, Sialia. The Fords made more than 400 trips with Fair Lane.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

17 August 1927

Subject Date

22 June 1921

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.189.P.4613

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: 11 in

Width: 7.5 in

Inscriptions

Embossed on print front, bottom center: "BUILT BY PULLMAN CAR & MFG. CO."

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