Ford Home, Front Parlor, Original Site, Dearborn, Michigan, 1923

Summary

Henry Ford began restoration of his Dearborn, Michigan, birthplace in 1919. He repaired or replaced the farm buildings and filled the small, white clapboard house with original or similar furnishings he remembered from his boyhood. He dedicated the restoration to the memory of his beloved mother, Mary Litogot Ford, who died in 1876. In 1944, the house and outbuildings were moved to Greenfield Village.

Henry Ford began restoration of his Dearborn, Michigan, birthplace in 1919. He repaired or replaced the farm buildings and filled the small, white clapboard house with original or similar furnishings he remembered from his boyhood. He dedicated the restoration to the memory of his beloved mother, Mary Litogot Ford, who died in 1876. In 1944, the house and outbuildings were moved to Greenfield Village.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1923

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.3210

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.75 in

Width: 9.75 in

Inscriptions

Verso, in pencil: Sunday Parlor. American Magazine/Literary Digest photo, 1923

Ford Home

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