Ford Institutional Advertisement, "A Boy, a Water Wheel, and a Dream," 1944

Summary

Henry Ford had a lifelong fascination with water power. In his mind, a flowing river was energy free for the taking -- wasted if it wasn't somehow put to use. This advertisement depicts one of Ford's favorite boyhood memories. He and his fellow students dammed a small stream near their school, and then built a working waterwheel with planks and fenceposts.

Henry Ford had a lifelong fascination with water power. In his mind, a flowing river was energy free for the taking -- wasted if it wasn't somehow put to use. This advertisement depicts one of Ford's favorite boyhood memories. He and his fellow students dammed a small stream near their school, and then built a working waterwheel with planks and fenceposts.

Artifact

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Date Made

1944

Subject Date

1944

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.19.480

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 13.75 in

Width: 11.25 in

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