Cartoon of Henry Ford Dancing to Fiddle Music, "Oh Fiddlesticks," 1926

Summary

In 1925 and 1926, Henry Ford led a nationwide revival of interest in country fiddling and old-fashioned dancing, which swept the nation in 1925 and 1926. This cartoon, published in 1926 in the Des Moines Register, captures Henry Ford's unbridled enthusiasm for the old-time fiddlers and music of his youth. The jazz-era young people in the background look a little less pleased.

In 1925 and 1926, Henry Ford led a nationwide revival of interest in country fiddling and old-fashioned dancing, which swept the nation in 1925 and 1926. This cartoon, published in 1926 in the Des Moines Register, captures Henry Ford's unbridled enthusiasm for the old-time fiddlers and music of his youth. The jazz-era young people in the background look a little less pleased.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

January 1926

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.D.856

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: 10 in

Width: 8.25 in

Inscriptions

Text at top of image: "OH FIDDLESTICKS" Text at bottom of image: ED / LECOCQ / Register and Tribune Syndicate

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