Living Room at Fair Lane, Home of Henry Ford, 1919

Summary

In the early 1910s, Henry and Clara Ford selected 1300 acres of farmland in Dearborn, Michigan as the site for a new home -- shunning the eastern suburbs chosen by many of Detroit's wealthy citizens. In 1916 the couple moved into their newly-constructed 31,000 square-foot home. The mansion contained 56 rooms including seven bedrooms, fifteen baths, and other standard living spaces.

In the early 1910s, Henry and Clara Ford selected 1300 acres of farmland in Dearborn, Michigan as the site for a new home -- shunning the eastern suburbs chosen by many of Detroit's wealthy citizens. In 1916 the couple moved into their newly-constructed 31,000 square-foot home. The mansion contained 56 rooms including seven bedrooms, fifteen baths, and other standard living spaces.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1953

Subject Date

1919

Creators

Manning Bros. Inc. 

Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 

Creator Notes

Originally photographed by Manning Brothers in 1919. Copied by Ford Motor Company in 1953.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.101590.3

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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