Dining Room at Fair Lane, Home of Clara and Henry Ford, circa 1925

Summary

In the early 1910s, Henry and Clara Ford selected 1300 acres of farmland in Dearborn, Michigan as the site for a new home -- shunning the eastern suburbs chosen by many of Detroit's wealthy citizens. In 1916 the couple moved into their newly-constructed 31,000 square-foot home. The mansion contained 56 rooms including seven bedrooms, fifteen baths, and other standard living spaces.

In the early 1910s, Henry and Clara Ford selected 1300 acres of farmland in Dearborn, Michigan as the site for a new home -- shunning the eastern suburbs chosen by many of Detroit's wealthy citizens. In 1916 the couple moved into their newly-constructed 31,000 square-foot home. The mansion contained 56 rooms including seven bedrooms, fifteen baths, and other standard living spaces.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1925

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.101590.1

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Ink stamps on back read: RESEARCH AND INFORMATION DEPT. / FOR MOTOR COMPANY / THE AMERICAN ROAD / DEARBORN, MICHIGAN FORD MOTOR CO. ARCHIVES / NEGATIVE No.

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