Expert Sets

The experts at The Henry Ford have carefully created these sets. Explore a specific topic or use these as a foundation for building your own collection.

The experts at The Henry Ford have carefully created these sets. Explore a specific topic or use these as a foundation for building your own collection.

Just Added to Our Digital Collections

Created 01.24.2016 | 29 artifacts

Browse selected artifacts recently added to The Henry Ford's digital collections. These are just a handful of the over 400 new items digitized in May 2017.

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Information Machines: Printing Presses at The Henry Ford

Created 06.12.2017 | 18 artifacts

The printing press democratized knowledge. As mechanical improvements were made, printing became faster and cheaper. By extension, the content of newspapers and books diversified, and the printed word was distributed on a mass scale. This collection documents the mechanical lineage of printing presses, from a circa 1809 Ramage--one of the oldest surviving hand presses in the country--to the efficient Mergenthaler Linotype composing machine.

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The Henry Ford and House Industries

Created 06.12.2017 | 10 artifacts

The Henry Ford and House Industries, two institutions committed to celebrating the spirit of innovation, joined forces to create House Industries: A Type of Learning, an exhibit in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation from May 27 through September 4, 2017. Artifacts provided by House and others are complemented by the pieces from our own collections shown below—objects that showcase design and might just spark your own creative moment.

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United States Colored Troops in the Civil War

Created 06.07.2017 | 17 artifacts

The United States Colored Troops (USCT) played a critical role in the Union victory during the Civil War. The U.S. War Department created the Bureau of Colored Troops on May 22, 1863, and by war's end nearly 180,000 men served in 175 regiments of USCT, 6 percent of all men in Union uniforms. After the war, veteran soldiers became teachers, preachers, land-owning farmers, and businessmen, creating new communities of free men and women.

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Bottles and Flasks Set 2

Created 06.05.2017 | 185 artifacts

The Henry Ford owns approximately 10,000 pieces of glass, ranging from pharmaceutical and scientific glass to contemporary glass made by fine artists. This group is a small sampling of our most visually appealing historical bottles and flasks, all of which are on display in the Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass in Greenfield Village.

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Bottles and Flasks Set 1

Created 06.05.2017 | 191 artifacts

The Henry Ford owns approximately 10,000 pieces of glass, ranging from pharmaceutical and scientific glass to contemporary glass made by fine artists. This group is a small sampling of our most visually appealing historical bottles and flasks, all of which are on display in the Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass in Greenfield Village.

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The Artistry of Salt-Glazed Stoneware

Created 05.31.2017 | 16 artifacts

In 19th-century America, sturdy waterproof stoneware pottery became popular for utilitarian items such as crocks, jugs, and butter churns. The rough-textured outer glaze was created when common rock salt was thrown into the kiln during firing, which vaporized and combined with melted silica from the pottery. The blue decoration--made with a cobalt oxide glaze mixture--lent variety and artistry to these otherwise plain pieces.

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Ford at Le Mans in 1967

Created 05.23.2017 | 26 artifacts

Ford Motor Company returned to Le Mans for a rematch with Ferrari in 1967. While Ford bested the Italians with the GT40 Mark II in 1966, this time it fielded an all-new car. Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt piloted a Ford Mark IV around the Circuit de la Sarthe for 24 brutal hours. The two drivers, like the crew members and Ford executives there with them, hoped all the while that neither they nor their machine would break under the strain.

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz

Created 05.22.2017 | 13 artifacts

Charles Steinmetz applied mathematical theory and scientific methods to practical engineering, helping shape the electrical engineering profession. His theories on alternating currents, experiments on power loss, and influential publications placed him at the front of the field and improved electrical power distribution.

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Signs of the Times

Created 05.17.2017 | 17 artifacts

Brightly-colored outdoor signs, mounted on poles or directly onto the walls of buildings, were intended to capture the attention of passersby. These metal signs, ranging from the 1920s through the 1960s, advertised products and roadside establishments through their clever combination of eye-catching colors, images, lettering, and contrast.

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