Facsimile of Detroit Free Press Printing Plate Honoring Henry Ford, July 30, 1938

Summary

Henry Ford was not only recognized as an automotive industrialist; during his years in the public eye he was recognized by many civic and corporate associations. This plaque, declaring Henry Ford to be "Detroit's Greatest Citizen," was evidently one gift that was personally significant. Accession file notes state that this resided in, and was later recovered, from Mr. Ford's office.

Henry Ford was not only recognized as an automotive industrialist; during his years in the public eye he was recognized by many civic and corporate associations. This plaque, declaring Henry Ford to be "Detroit's Greatest Citizen," was evidently one gift that was personally significant. Accession file notes state that this resided in, and was later recovered, from Mr. Ford's office.

Artifact

Plaque

Date Made

30 July 1938

Creators

Detroit Free Press Co. 

Wright, Kay & Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Metal plate from the Detroit Free Press; mounted on marble base by Wright, Kay & Co. jewelers.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.6

Credit

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

Material

Felt (Textile)
Marble (Rock)
Nonferrous metal

Dimensions

Height: 20.5 in

Width: 1 in

Length: 16 in

Weight: 54 lbs

Inscriptions

Presented to Henry Ford, Detroit's greatest citizen, on the occasion of his 75th birthday by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Detroit. July 30, 1938.

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