Embroidered Pillow, Gift to Henry Ford, 1920-1940

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, proud examples of their needle working skills. This pillow traveled to Ford's estate, Fair Lane, from Warsaw, Poland.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, proud examples of their needle working skills. This pillow traveled to Ford's estate, Fair Lane, from Warsaw, Poland.

Artifact

Throw pillow

Date Made

1920-1940

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

Poland, Warsaw 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.138

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Ribbon (Material)
Satin
Silk (Textile)

Technique

Embroidering
Hand sewing

Color

Pink (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Width: 7 in

Length: 10 in

Inscriptions

embroidered: PANIE FORDZIE!!! JAPOMOGE CIAGNAC Z WARSZAWY. POREBSKA PANU H. FORD roughly translated: Ford LADIES! / JAPOMOGE / pull [front] FROM WARSAW. / Porebska / YOU H. FORD [back]

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