Cape Cod Windmill (now Farris Windmill)--Exterior--Construction--Item 18

Summary

The Ford Dealers of the United States and Canada purchased the Farris windmill in 1935. The Cape Cod structure, built in the mid-1600s and said to be the oldest windmill in the United States, would be a gift to Henry Ford. The windmill was dismantled and reassembled in Ford's Greenfield Village where the structure was placed on an elevated stone foundation.

The Ford Dealers of the United States and Canada purchased the Farris windmill in 1935. The Cape Cod structure, built in the mid-1600s and said to be the oldest windmill in the United States, would be a gift to Henry Ford. The windmill was dismantled and reassembled in Ford's Greenfield Village where the structure was placed on an elevated stone foundation.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

15 June 1936

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.1597

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Backing (Textile material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.500 in

Width: 11.000 in

Farris Windmill

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