Edsel Ford, Richard E. Byrd and Henry Ford with 1926 Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-1

Summary

On November 28-29, 1929, Richard E. Byrd successfully flew over the South Pole in a Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor. Byrd's expedition was financed in part by a $100,000 contribution from Edsel Ford. Byrd initially left the Tri-Motor in the Antarctic but, at Edsel Ford's request, retrieved the airplane in 1935 and shipped it to Dearborn for display in Henry Ford Museum.

On November 28-29, 1929, Richard E. Byrd successfully flew over the South Pole in a Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor. Byrd's expedition was financed in part by a $100,000 contribution from Edsel Ford. Byrd initially left the Tri-Motor in the Antarctic but, at Edsel Ford's request, retrieved the airplane in 1935 and shipped it to Dearborn for display in Henry Ford Museum.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1926

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.10294

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: 4.25 in

Width: 4.75 in

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