Edsel Ford Presenting a Good Drivers League Award at the New York World's Fair, 1940

Summary

In 1940, Ford Motor Company sponsored a Good Drivers League program for high school boys. Members received the book, "How to Become a Skilled Driver." Some participated in safe driving competitions at the state and national level. Here, Edsel Ford presents Jimmie Hymer, Arizona's champ, with a trophy and a $2000 scholarship. In 1941, girls were among the League's 172,000 drivers.

In 1940, Ford Motor Company sponsored a Good Drivers League program for high school boys. Members received the book, "How to Become a Skilled Driver." Some participated in safe driving competitions at the state and national level. Here, Edsel Ford presents Jimmie Hymer, Arizona's champ, with a trophy and a $2000 scholarship. In 1941, girls were among the League's 172,000 drivers.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1940

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.8435

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: 10 in

Width: 8.25 in

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