1922 Lincoln Four Passenger Sedan Parked on Street

Summary

Henry Leland, with his son Wilfred, founded Lincoln Motor Company in 1917 to build aircraft engines for the allied forces in World War I. After the war, they turned to production of luxury automobiles. The Lincoln car was well-engineered and well-built -- Leland hallmarks -- but it lacked the attractive styling expected from a premium marque. Ford purchased Lincoln in 1922.

Henry Leland, with his son Wilfred, founded Lincoln Motor Company in 1917 to build aircraft engines for the allied forces in World War I. After the war, they turned to production of luxury automobiles. The Lincoln car was well-engineered and well-built -- Leland hallmarks -- but it lacked the attractive styling expected from a premium marque. Ford purchased Lincoln in 1922.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

02 May 1922

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.32780

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: 7.688 in

Width: 11 in

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