Embroidered Pillow Cover, Gift to Henry Ford, 1934

Summary

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, proud examples of their needle working skills. The embroidered motifs often represented Ford products.

For many women in the early 20th century, Henry Ford's affordable automobile represented freedom and financial security, especially if they were fortunate to be part of the Ford Motor Company family. Their expressions of thanks were often homemade, proud examples of their needle working skills. The embroidered motifs often represented Ford products.

Artifact

Pillow cover

Date Made

1934

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.1510.32

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. From the Estate of Henry and Clara Ford.

Material

Burlap
Cotton (Textile)
Jute (Fiber)
Wool (Textile)

Technique

Embroidering
Handmade
Hand sewing
Machine sewing (Technique)

Color

Blue
Gray (Color)
Green
Orange (Color)

Dimensions

Width: 13.75 in

Length: 19 in

Inscriptions

FORD HF

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