Ford Tri-Motor Airplanes at Airport, 1930

Summary

The rugged Ford Tri-Motor did not require a paved runway for takeoff or landing -- a good thing considering that grass airfields were common in the United States, even in major cities, until World War II. The Tri-Motor's flexibility helped to make it one of the most successful early commercial airliners.

The rugged Ford Tri-Motor did not require a paved runway for takeoff or landing -- a good thing considering that grass airfields were common in the United States, even in major cities, until World War II. The Tri-Motor's flexibility helped to make it one of the most successful early commercial airliners.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

23 June 1930

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.7592

Credit

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

Material

Linen (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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