"Light's Golden Jubilee" Reception Badge, 1929

Summary

On October 21, 1929, Henry Ford hosted an event, Light's Golden Jubilee, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention of a practical incandescent lamp. The event also served as the official dedication of The Edison Institute, Ford's museum complex named in honor of his friend. Guests were invited to an opening reception at Greenfield Village where they could greet Thomas Edison and President Herbert Hoover.

On October 21, 1929, Henry Ford hosted an event, Light's Golden Jubilee, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention of a practical incandescent lamp. The event also served as the official dedication of The Edison Institute, Ford's museum complex named in honor of his friend. Guests were invited to an opening reception at Greenfield Village where they could greet Thomas Edison and President Herbert Hoover.

Artifact

Badge

Date Made

1929

Subject Date

21 October 1929

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

29.3141.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Ribbon (Material)
Satin

Color

Blue
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 6.25 in

Width: 2 in

Inscriptions

printed on front: GREENFIELD / MICH. / RECEPTION / OCT. 21, 1929

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