Henry Ford and Edsel Ford with 15 Millionth Ford Model T and 1896 Quadricycle, May 26, 1927

Summary

After Edsel and Henry Ford drove the fifteen-millionth Model T out of the Highland Park Plant, they posed with it alongside Henry's first car, the Quadricycle. The Quadricycle had started it all and the Model T had changed the world, but by 1927, both had become obsolete. Ford Motor Company shifted its focus toward production of the new Model A.

After Edsel and Henry Ford drove the fifteen-millionth Model T out of the Highland Park Plant, they posed with it alongside Henry's first car, the Quadricycle. The Quadricycle had started it all and the Model T had changed the world, but by 1927, both had become obsolete. Ford Motor Company shifted its focus toward production of the new Model A.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

26 May 1927

Creators

Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Photographed by Ford Motor Company Engineering Photographic Department, Dearborn, Michigan

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.189.4337

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 10 in

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