Demonstrating the Ford Military Ambulance, October 1918

Summary

When the United States entered World War I, Ford Motor Company personnel collaborated with the U.S. Surgeon General's Office, as well as drivers who had served on the frontlines in France, to design a Model T-based ambulance suited to battlefield conditions. Ford built 5,745 ambulances for the Allied armies during the war, and another 107 for the Red Cross.

When the United States entered World War I, Ford Motor Company personnel collaborated with the U.S. Surgeon General's Office, as well as drivers who had served on the frontlines in France, to design a Model T-based ambulance suited to battlefield conditions. Ford built 5,745 ambulances for the Allied armies during the war, and another 107 for the Red Cross.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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