Plaque, Presented Posthumously to Henry Ford by the Washington Educational Touring Club, 1956

Summary

Henry Ford was not only recognized as an automotive industrialist; during his many years in the public eye he was recognized by many civic and corporate associations. This African-American organization promoted educational opportunity through travel and discourse. Mr. Ford must have had a great impact on the group, as this award was presented almost a decade after his death.

Henry Ford was not only recognized as an automotive industrialist; during his many years in the public eye he was recognized by many civic and corporate associations. This African-American organization promoted educational opportunity through travel and discourse. Mr. Ford must have had a great impact on the group, as this award was presented almost a decade after his death.

Artifact

Plaque

Date Made

1956

Creators

Woodward & Lothrop 

Place of Creation

United States, District of Columbia, Washington 

Creator Notes

The plaque was purchased and engraved at Woodward & Lothrop Department Store, Washington, D.C.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

64.167.1.14

Credit

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

Material

Cardboard
Metal
Textile
Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in  (plaque)

Width: .75 in  (plaque)

Length: 10 in  (plaque)

Height: 1.25 in  (box)

Width: 12.25 in  (box)

Length: 12.25 in  (box)

Inscriptions

1956 WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TOURING CLUB/PRESENTS IN THE SPIRIT OF GOODWILL TRIBUTE TO HENRY FORD SR. PHILANTHROPIST, HUMANITARIAN FRIEND GEORGE H. WALLACE FOUNDER-PRESIDENT ORGANIZED 1935 LET'S GO"

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