Framed Needlework, Gift to Henry Ford, 1915

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, proud examples of their needle working skills. This is one of the earliest artifacts found in this small collection of tributes.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, proud examples of their needle working skills. This is one of the earliest artifacts found in this small collection of tributes.

Artifact

Needlework (Visual work)

Date Made

1915

Creators

Bilkovics 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

51.13.173

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Clara Ford Estate.

Material

Silk (Textile)
Wood (Plant Material)

Technique

Embroidering
Handmade
Hand sewing

Dimensions

Height: 20.375 in

Length: 28 in

Inscriptions

embroidered: Made by Mrs. Bilkovics 1915 Feb Detroit Mich

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