Henry Ford Playing Violin, with His Old-time Dance Orchestra Musicians, 1933

Summary

In 1924, Henry Ford put together an "Old Time Orchestra" to play at his old-fashioned dances. Ford chose musicians William Hallup (cimbalom), Maurice Castel (string bass), Clayton Perry (fiddle; here guitar) and Edwin Baxter (dulcimer). Henry Ford loved fiddling and could play a bit. At this July 1933 dance in celebration of Ford's 70th birthday, Henry sat in with the band.

In 1924, Henry Ford put together an "Old Time Orchestra" to play at his old-fashioned dances. Ford chose musicians William Hallup (cimbalom), Maurice Castel (string bass), Clayton Perry (fiddle; here guitar) and Edwin Baxter (dulcimer). Henry Ford loved fiddling and could play a bit. At this July 1933 dance in celebration of Ford's 70th birthday, Henry sat in with the band.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

July 1933

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.189.10751

Credit

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

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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