Ford Tri-Motor Airplane Advertisement, "When Women Fly," 1929

Summary

Ford Motor Company celebrated the contributions of women to flight in this earnest, if somewhat condescending, advertisement for Ford Tri-Motor airplanes. The women mentioned by name -- Katharine Wright, Matilde Moisant, Ruth Law, Katherine Stinson -- all made important contributions to early aviation. By traveling as passengers, Ford suggested, other women helped to ensure that the young airline industry thrived.

Ford Motor Company celebrated the contributions of women to flight in this earnest, if somewhat condescending, advertisement for Ford Tri-Motor airplanes. The women mentioned by name -- Katharine Wright, Matilde Moisant, Ruth Law, Katherine Stinson -- all made important contributions to early aviation. By traveling as passengers, Ford suggested, other women helped to ensure that the young airline industry thrived.

Artifact

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Date Made

1929

Subject Date

1929

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.19.435

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 11 in

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