Walt Disney Posing in the Greenfield Village Tintype Studio, 1940

Summary

Walt Disney spent years imagining his ground-breaking theme park, Disneyland, before it opened in 1955. Disney visited many places to find inspiration, including Henry Ford's Greenfield Village. During a tour in 1940, he stopped in the village tintype studio. Disney posed for and autographed this portrait for display in the studio

Walt Disney spent years imagining his ground-breaking theme park, Disneyland, before it opened in 1955. Disney visited many places to find inspiration, including Henry Ford's Greenfield Village. During a tour in 1940, he stopped in the village tintype studio. Disney posed for and autographed this portrait for display in the studio

Artifact

Tintype (Print)

Date Made

12 April 1940

Subject Date

12 April 1940

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

91.0.44.51

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Tintype (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 5.875 in

Width: 3.875 in

Inscriptions

Walt Disney 4-12-40

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