Edison's Dock at "The Mangoes," Winter Estate of Henry and Clara Ford, circa 1925

Summary

In 1916, Henry and Clara Ford purchased "The Mangoes." The Fort Myers, Florida property adjoined the winter home of Thomas Edison -- Henry's friend and mentor. The Fords' estate featured a Craftsman bungalow and grounds lush with citrus trees and tropical plants. From the grounds the Fords could look out onto the Caloosahatchee River and view the Edisons' dock.

In 1916, Henry and Clara Ford purchased "The Mangoes." The Fort Myers, Florida property adjoined the winter home of Thomas Edison -- Henry's friend and mentor. The Fords' estate featured a Craftsman bungalow and grounds lush with citrus trees and tropical plants. From the grounds the Fords could look out onto the Caloosahatchee River and view the Edisons' dock.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1925

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.292

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: 3.25 in

Width: 3.875 in

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