Clara Ford and Henry Ford Birdwatching at "The Bungalow," Dearborn, Michigan, 1910-1915

Summary

Henry and Clara Ford lived in Detroit, but preferred spending time in nature. Around 1910, the Fords built a small home west of the city on private farmland near the Rouge River in Dearborn. Here, at "the Bungalow," the Ford family could enjoy birdwatching, entertain friends, and stay overnight. Henry and Clara soon selected this secluded site for their Fair Lane estate.

Henry and Clara Ford lived in Detroit, but preferred spending time in nature. Around 1910, the Fords built a small home west of the city on private farmland near the Rouge River in Dearborn. Here, at "the Bungalow," the Ford family could enjoy birdwatching, entertain friends, and stay overnight. Henry and Clara soon selected this secluded site for their Fair Lane estate.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1910-1915

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.701

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 5 in

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