Henry Ford Posing with a Violin, 1924

Summary

Henry Ford loved fiddle music. As a young man, he bought an inexpensive violin and taught himself to play a little. By the 1920s -- as one of the wealthiest men in the world -- Ford could choose from among the world's finest "fiddles." He bought several exquisite classical Italian-made violins. In this photograph, Ford strikes a musician's pose, holding one of the instruments he acquired during this time.

Henry Ford loved fiddle music. As a young man, he bought an inexpensive violin and taught himself to play a little. By the 1920s -- as one of the wealthiest men in the world -- Ford could choose from among the world's finest "fiddles." He bought several exquisite classical Italian-made violins. In this photograph, Ford strikes a musician's pose, holding one of the instruments he acquired during this time.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1924

Subject Date

20 December 1924

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.2400

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 in

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