Looms inside the Weaving Shed near Plymouth Carding Mill, Greenfield Village, 1940

Summary

Henry Ford believed in "learning by doing." Students enrolled in the Edison Institute Schools located on the grounds of Ford's Greenfield Village had ample opportunities for practical, hands-on training. Students, if they desired, could learn to weave. Beginners used small tabletop looms. As they progressed students created woven materials using larger looms located in Greenfield Village's Plymouth Carding Mill and Weaving Shed.

Henry Ford believed in "learning by doing." Students enrolled in the Edison Institute Schools located on the grounds of Ford's Greenfield Village had ample opportunities for practical, hands-on training. Students, if they desired, could learn to weave. Beginners used small tabletop looms. As they progressed students created woven materials using larger looms located in Greenfield Village's Plymouth Carding Mill and Weaving Shed.

Material

Backing (Textile material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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