Portrait of Henry Ford at Age 18, Working for Detroit Dry Dock Company, 1881

Summary

Henry Ford struck out on his own, at age 16, in December 1879. In quick succession, he worked for Michigan Car Company, James Fowler & Brothers Machine Shop, and -- at nights -- Magill Jewelry where he repaired watches. From 1880 to 1882, he apprenticed at Detroit Dry Dock Company. Each job provided him with new skills and experiences.

Henry Ford struck out on his own, at age 16, in December 1879. In quick succession, he worked for Michigan Car Company, James Fowler & Brothers Machine Shop, and -- at nights -- Magill Jewelry where he repaired watches. From 1880 to 1882, he apprenticed at Detroit Dry Dock Company. Each job provided him with new skills and experiences.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1881

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.38998

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: 5.5 in

Width: 6.5 in

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