Medal Presented to Henry Ford by the Students of the Henry Ford Trade School, 1941

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 Henry Ford Trade School, founded in 1916, in the words inscribed on the medal, "provided training and privileges [for] thousands of boys who, otherwise, would have been denied such educational facilities."

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 Henry Ford Trade School, founded in 1916, in the words inscribed on the medal, "provided training and privileges [for] thousands of boys who, otherwise, would have been denied such educational facilities."

Artifact

Commemorative medal

Date Made

1941

Subject Date

25 October 1941

Creators

Henry Ford Trade School 

Medallic Art Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Medal struck for the Henry Ford Trade School, Dearborn, Michigan, by Medallic Art Company, New York City.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

51.32.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
White metal

Dimensions

Height: 4.125 in

Diameter: 1.375 in

Width: 5.375 in

Inscriptions

IN APPRECIATION OF / HENRY FORD / THE FATHER OF INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION [front cover] COMMEMORATING / THE / 25TH ANNIVERSARY / OF THE / HENRY FORD TRADE SCHOOL / FOUNDED OCTOBER 25, 1916 [reverse of medal] HENRY FORD / THE / FATHER OF / INDUSTRIAL / EDUCATION [obverse of coin]

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