Correspondence between E.G. Liebold and Edwin W. Hammer regarding Light's Golden Jubilee Banquet Painting, 1936

Summary

In the mid-1930s, more than six years after the Light's Golden Jubilee celebration, Henry Ford commissioned a panoramic painting of that evening's banquet. Letters were sent to attendees asking them to indicate on an enclosed diagram where they sat and for a photograph so that their image could be included in the painting. Edwin Hammer sent a photograph and a transcription of his diary entry for that day.

In the mid-1930s, more than six years after the Light's Golden Jubilee celebration, Henry Ford commissioned a panoramic painting of that evening's banquet. Letters were sent to attendees asking them to indicate on an enclosed diagram where they sat and for a photograph so that their image could be included in the painting. Edwin Hammer sent a photograph and a transcription of his diary entry for that day.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Photographic materials

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Handwriting
Printing (Process)
Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10.5 in  (letters)

Width: 7.25 in  (letters)

Height: 11 in  (response)

Width: 8.5 in  (response)

Height: 10.25 in  (seating chart)

Width: 7.25 in  (seating chart)

Height: 6 in  (photograph)

Width: 4 in  (photograph)

Height: 2.25 in  (photograph)

Width: 2.25 in  (photograph)

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