Drawing of the Washington Monument by Edsel Ford, 1909

Summary

Edsel Ford created this drawing when he was a teenager. Like many doting parents, Henry and Clara Ford saved their only child's artwork. Clara nurtured Edsel's love of art and Henry encouraged his interest in automobiles. As Edsel grew, his creative and artistic sensibilities matured and he developed a talent for automotive design.

Edsel Ford created this drawing when he was a teenager. Like many doting parents, Henry and Clara Ford saved their only child's artwork. Clara nurtured Edsel's love of art and Henry encouraged his interest in automobiles. As Edsel grew, his creative and artistic sensibilities matured and he developed a talent for automotive design.

Artifact

Drawing (Visual work)

Date Made

1909

Subject Date

1909

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.111

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Pastels (Crayons)
Ink

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 in

Width: 4.875 in

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right: E. FORD | 1909 Letterhead, verso: HENRY FORD | DETROIT, MICH.

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