First Official Ford Motor Company Portrait of Henry Ford, 1904

Summary

Henry Ford sat for the official Ford Motor Company portrait in 1904. The company was his third. Ford had success in building cars, but his first company failed and he was forced out of the second. By the time this portrait was taken, Ford Motor Company had survived its first year and was selling its first cars, the Model A.

Henry Ford sat for the official Ford Motor Company portrait in 1904. The company was his third. Ford had success in building cars, but his first company failed and he was forced out of the second. By the time this portrait was taken, Ford Motor Company had survived its first year and was selling its first cars, the Model A.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1904

Creators

McMichael, Alfred G. 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Originally photographed by A. G. McMichael, Detroit, Michigan.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.481

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 5 in

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