Embroidered Pillow, Christmas Gift to Henry Ford, 1926

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate enough to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, like this embroidered throw pillow sent to Henry Ford as a Christmas gift.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate enough to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, like this embroidered throw pillow sent to Henry Ford as a Christmas gift.

Artifact

Throw pillow

Date Made

1926

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.36

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Ribbon (Material)
Satin

Technique

Embroidering
Hand sewing

Color

Blue
Green
Maroon
Orange (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 1.5 in

Width: 15.5 in

Length: 14.25 in

Inscriptions

embroidered: CHRISTMAS GREETINGS TO HENRY FORD

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