Portrait of Henry Ford, circa 1905

Summary

This was a pivotal time in Henry Ford's life. Ford, in his early 40s, urged his Ford Motor Company partners to support production of a "light, low-priced car," believing higher sales would increase profits. The introduction of the Model N in 1906 proved him right. It was more affordable than previous models and quickly became America's best-selling car.

This was a pivotal time in Henry Ford's life. Ford, in his early 40s, urged his Ford Motor Company partners to support production of a "light, low-priced car," believing higher sales would increase profits. The introduction of the Model N in 1906 proved him right. It was more affordable than previous models and quickly became America's best-selling car.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1905

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.132

Credit

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

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in

Width: 7.5 in

Inscriptions

Ink stamp on back: SPOONER & WELLS, Inc. / PHOTOGRAPHERS / 1231 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. / Telephone North 1745

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