Henry Ford and Clara Ford at Fair Lane in the 1896 Quadricycle, 1918

Summary

The 1896 Quadricycle, the first automobile that Henry Ford built, came to symbolize all of the later success achieved by Mr. Ford and Ford Motor Company. The little car always had a place of honor in the garage at Fair Lane, Henry and Clara Ford's estate in Dearborn. Mr. Ford regularly brought the Quadricycle out for special occasions and publicity photographs.

The 1896 Quadricycle, the first automobile that Henry Ford built, came to symbolize all of the later success achieved by Mr. Ford and Ford Motor Company. The little car always had a place of honor in the garage at Fair Lane, Henry and Clara Ford's estate in Dearborn. Mr. Ford regularly brought the Quadricycle out for special occasions and publicity photographs.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1918

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.29371.A

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 in

Width: 7 in

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