Ford Motor Company Advertisement, Al Esper Helps Ned in a Tight Spot, 1947

Summary

Al Esper joined Ford Motor Company in 1917. He worked in automotive and aircraft engineering, and he helped develop the company's first wind tunnels. By the late 1940s, he was Ford's top test driver. Esper appeared in a series of comic-strip-like advertisements that encouraged safe driving habits and promoted Ford's safety-related engineering efforts.

Al Esper joined Ford Motor Company in 1917. He worked in automotive and aircraft engineering, and he helped develop the company's first wind tunnels. By the late 1940s, he was Ford's top test driver. Esper appeared in a series of comic-strip-like advertisements that encouraged safe driving habits and promoted Ford's safety-related engineering efforts.

Artifact

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Date Made

1947

Subject Date

September 1947

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.19.664

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 10.625 in

Width: 16 in

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