Carved Wooden Whimsy, Gift to Henry Ford, 1936

Summary

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. This intricate and elaborate carving is covered with images of objects and places significant in the life of Henry Ford, representing his past and present, his industrial world as well as his creation of Greenfield Village.

Acknowledging Henry Ford's innovative spirit, individuals employing their own original and imaginative efforts bestowed hundreds of handmade gifts upon him. This intricate and elaborate carving is covered with images of objects and places significant in the life of Henry Ford, representing his past and present, his industrial world as well as his creation of Greenfield Village.

Artifact

Carving (Visual work)

Date Made

1936

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

51.32.136

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Wood (Plant material)

Technique

Carving (Processes)

Dimensions

Height: 1.375 in

Width: 3.25 in

Length: 3.75 in

Inscriptions

box top: How Dear to My Heart are the Scenes of my Childhood box, interior: Martha-Mary Chapel Erected in memory of the mothers of Mr and Mrs Henry Ford Scotch Settlement School Here Mr Ford First Attended School The Building was Erected in 1861 V-8 1936

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