Viewing the Doll Dressing Display at the Ford Rotunda, Dearborn, Michigan, 1958

Summary

After the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition ended in 1934, Ford Motor Company brought back its central Rotunda building from that fair to Dearborn, to serve as a visitor center and starting point for Rouge Plant tours. However, its biggest draw between 1953 and 1961 was the annual "Christmas Fantasy," shown here. Unfortunately, the Rotunda burned down in November 1962.

After the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition ended in 1934, Ford Motor Company brought back its central Rotunda building from that fair to Dearborn, to serve as a visitor center and starting point for Rouge Plant tours. However, its biggest draw between 1953 and 1961 was the annual "Christmas Fantasy," shown here. Unfortunately, the Rotunda burned down in November 1962.

Artifact

Lantern slide

Subject Date

1958

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

74.300.1182.3.65

Credit

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

Material

Glass (Material)
Paper tape

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 3.25 in

Width: 4 in

Inscriptions

Text at top of lantern slide: FORD PUBLIC RELATIONS PHOTOGRAPHIC Handwritten in ink on small oval paper sticker: B3-65

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