Portrait of Alexander Y. Malcomson, 1908

Summary

Alexander Y. Malcomson was Detroit's largest coal dealer and Henry Ford's business partner. Using Malcomson's money, Ford bought machinery and material to prototype Ford Motor Company's first automobile. Malcomson sold his Ford stock in 1906 after a dispute over the direction of the company. His other automotive venture, Aerocar, was short-lived. Aerocar went broke in 1908, the year this portrait was made.

Alexander Y. Malcomson was Detroit's largest coal dealer and Henry Ford's business partner. Using Malcomson's money, Ford bought machinery and material to prototype Ford Motor Company's first automobile. Malcomson sold his Ford stock in 1906 after a dispute over the direction of the company. His other automotive venture, Aerocar, was short-lived. Aerocar went broke in 1908, the year this portrait was made.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1908

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.3181

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: 8.75 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten in image: A. Y. Malcomson / 1908 / For / A.O. Zwick(?)

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