Musician's Stage in the Ballroom at Botsford Inn, Farmington, Michigan, 1925

Summary

As a youth during the 1880s, Henry Ford had attended dances at the Botsford Inn, an 1836 tavern on the route from Detroit to Lansing, Michigan. After buying and restoring the building in 1924, Ford held some of his early "old-fashioned" dance parties in the inn's ballroom. This image shows the musicians' stage and the maple dance floor Ford installed there.

As a youth during the 1880s, Henry Ford had attended dances at the Botsford Inn, an 1836 tavern on the route from Detroit to Lansing, Michigan. After buying and restoring the building in 1924, Ford held some of his early "old-fashioned" dance parties in the inn's ballroom. This image shows the musicians' stage and the maple dance floor Ford installed there.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

11 May 1925

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.11254

Credit

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

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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