Trade Card for the Newspaper "Dearborn Independent," Dearborn Publishing Co., 1926

Summary

Henry Ford purchased The Dearborn Independent and published it under his name from 1919 to 1927. It served as a forum for Ford's views, free from other media outlets that had attacked his work and values and were outside his control. The Dearborn Independent covered world events, business and economic news, and fiction from noted authors. Sadly, it also served as an outlet for Ford's anti-Semitic sentiments. Between 1920 and 1922, the weekly paper ran a series of front-page articles that denounced all things Jewish. Even after this series, many articles contained anti-Jewish language. Though Ford later apologized and printed a retraction, these notoriously anti-Semitic editorials and articles forever tarnished the influential automaker's reputation.

Henry Ford purchased The Dearborn Independent and published it under his name from 1919 to 1927. It served as a forum for Ford's views, free from other media outlets that had attacked his work and values and were outside his control. The Dearborn Independent covered world events, business and economic news, and fiction from noted authors. Sadly, it also served as an outlet for Ford's anti-Semitic sentiments. Between 1920 and 1922, the weekly paper ran a series of front-page articles that denounced all things Jewish. Even after this series, many articles contained anti-Jewish language. Though Ford later apologized and printed a retraction, these notoriously anti-Semitic editorials and articles forever tarnished the influential automaker's reputation.

Artifact

Trade card

Date Made

1926

Collection Title

Trade Card Collection 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

88.0.312.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 5.25 in

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