Edsel Ford and Henry Ford II at an Air Show, 1928

Summary

Edsel Ford is seen with his son, Henry Ford II, at the 1928 Ford Reliability Tour. The tours, organized to promote reliability and safety in commercial aircraft, were held annually from 1925-1931 and tested crafts' abilities to maintain speeds and schedules. Henry Ford credited Edsel with sparking the Ford Motor Company's interest in aviation.

Edsel Ford is seen with his son, Henry Ford II, at the 1928 Ford Reliability Tour. The tours, organized to promote reliability and safety in commercial aircraft, were held annually from 1925-1931 and tested crafts' abilities to maintain speeds and schedules. Henry Ford credited Edsel with sparking the Ford Motor Company's interest in aviation.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

30 June 1928

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.8527

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 in

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More