Ford Motor Company 50th Anniversary Calendar Produced in Sweden, 1952-1953

Summary

Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company, commissioned a calendar from the celebrated American illustrator Norman Rockwell to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary in 1953. Ford's promotional divisions in several countries produced variations based on the American model. This example from Sweden was spiral bound and featured the Rockwell illustrations printed on glossy paper.

Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company, commissioned a calendar from the celebrated American illustrator Norman Rockwell to commemorate the company's 50th anniversary in 1953. Ford's promotional divisions in several countries produced variations based on the American model. This example from Sweden was spiral bound and featured the Rockwell illustrations printed on glossy paper.

Artifact

Calendar

Date Made

1952-1953

Subject Date

1953

Creators

Nordisk Rotogravyr 

Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978 

Ford Motor Company A/B 

Place of Creation

Sweden, Stockholm 

Creator Notes

Commissioned by Ford Motor Company A/B. Illustrations by Norman Rockwell. Printed by Nordisk Rotogravyr (Nordic Rotogravure), Stockholm, Sweden.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.226.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.75 in

Width: 8.75 in

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