United States Army Airship at Ford Airport, September 18, 1926

Summary

In 1925, Henry Ford erected the only privately-owned airship mooring mast in the world at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. This is U.S. Army airship RS-1, the first to dock at Ford Airport. U.S. Navy airship Los Angeles also docked here in October of 1926, but the use of these aircraft declined and the Ford mooring mast was never used again.

In 1925, Henry Ford erected the only privately-owned airship mooring mast in the world at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. This is U.S. Army airship RS-1, the first to dock at Ford Airport. U.S. Navy airship Los Angeles also docked here in October of 1926, but the use of these aircraft declined and the Ford mooring mast was never used again.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

19 September 1926

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.189.3697

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: 8.5 in

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