Letter Opener and Log Cabin Box, Gift from the Berry Schools to Henry Ford, 1922-1942

Summary

Henry Ford was not only recognized as an automotive industrialist; during his many years in the public eye he was recognized by many civic and corporate associations. The Berry Schools, an industrial school for boys and girls, was founded by Martha Berry in 1902. Both of the Fords were enthusiastic supporters of her school, both intellectually and financially.

Henry Ford was not only recognized as an automotive industrialist; during his many years in the public eye he was recognized by many civic and corporate associations. The Berry Schools, an industrial school for boys and girls, was founded by Martha Berry in 1902. Both of the Fords were enthusiastic supporters of her school, both intellectually and financially.

Artifact

Letter opener

Date Made

1922-1942

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

51.34.93

Credit

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

Material

Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Carving (Processes)
Handmade

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 4.125 in

Length: 11.875 in

Inscriptions

plaque: Student Work The Berry Schools Mount Berry GA letter opener: To Henry Ford Friend of the Farmer Boy The Berry Schools Mount Berry Georgia Martha Berry Our Motto "Be a Lifter, Not a Leaner" BIRTHPLACE ./ THE BERRY SCHOOLS / MOUNT BERRY GA [end of opener]

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