Tintype Studio in Greenfield Village, October 1929

Summary

On October 21, 1929, Henry Ford hosted an event, Light's Golden Jubilee, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention of a practical incandescent lamp. The event also served as the official dedication of The Edison Institute, Ford's museum complex named in honor of his friend. At the last minute, Ford wanted a tintype studio added to the village. This building was built and furnished in one day!

On October 21, 1929, Henry Ford hosted an event, Light's Golden Jubilee, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention of a practical incandescent lamp. The event also served as the official dedication of The Edison Institute, Ford's museum complex named in honor of his friend. At the last minute, Ford wanted a tintype studio added to the village. This building was built and furnished in one day!

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

October 1929

Subject Date

October 1929

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.4168

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Linen (Material)
Paper (Fiber product)
Photographic materials

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in

Width: 11 in

Greenfield Village Tintype Studio

Details

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