Mourners Paying Last Respects to Henry Ford at Lovett Hall, Dearborn, Michigan, April 9, 1947

Summary

Henry Ford died on April 7, 1947, at his Fair Lane estate in Dearborn, Michigan. Thousands mourned his death. Before his funeral, Ford's body lay in state at Lovett Hall in Greenfield Village. Many waited in a mile-long line to pay their last respects to the automotive pioneer.

Henry Ford died on April 7, 1947, at his Fair Lane estate in Dearborn, Michigan. Thousands mourned his death. Before his funeral, Ford's body lay in state at Lovett Hall in Greenfield Village. Many waited in a mile-long line to pay their last respects to the automotive pioneer.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

09 April 1947

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.84160.19

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

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