Embroidered Pillow, Gift to Henry Ford, 1925-1935

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. The embroidered motifs often represented Ford products.

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. The embroidered motifs often represented Ford products.

Artifact

Throw pillow

Date Made

1925-1935

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.25

Credit

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

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Rayon

Technique

Embroidering
Handmade
Machine sewing (Technique)

Color

Blue
Red
Yellow
Black (Color)
Brown
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in

Width: 15.5 in

Length: 23 in

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