Shadow Box, Birthday Gift to Henry Ford, 1930

Summary

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. Not much is known about the creator of this amazing birthday gift to Henry Ford, but the donor's sentiments are clearly recorded in the poem found within the shadow box.

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. Not much is known about the creator of this amazing birthday gift to Henry Ford, but the donor's sentiments are clearly recorded in the poem found within the shadow box.

Artifact

Shadow box

Date Made

1930

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.0.47.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Beads (Pierced objects)
Chenille (Yarn)
Composition (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)
Silk (Textile)
Textile
Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Gilding (Technique)

Dimensions

Height: 26.5 in

Width: 4.5 in

Length: 37.5 in

Inscriptions

Happy Birthday 67 May the Happy Birthday due Be glad, from start to finish, And bright with joys, both old and new, While all your cares diminish; May cherished plans achieve success, May fortune fail you never, And, like the brook, May happiness Go on and on forever.

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