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Charles Chayne acquired Bugatti Royale chassis number 41121 from a New York-area salvage yard, where it was taken after winter cold cracked the engine block. Chayne, a senior engineer at Buick, repaired the engine, rebuilt the body, and updated items like the car's carburation and brakes. He and his wife Esther donated the Royale to The Henry Ford in 1958.
William B. Shenk graduated from the Art Center School in Los Angeles in 1962 and joined Ford Motor Company's design studio. His credits include the aero styling update to the 1987 Ford Mustang, and exterior design for the 1987 Mercury Cougar XR-7. These proposals show the second-generation Ford Torino. The mid-sized Torino was built from 1968 to 1976.
Richard Sheridan, CEO and co-founder of Menlo Innovations, was the Fall 2019 Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Henry Ford, funded by the William Davidson Foundation Initiative for Entrepreneurship. During his interview, Sheridan describes how his career experiences influenced the founding of his software company, where he embraces a unique approach to the office environment, emphasizing teamwork and encouraging joy in the workplace.
Late-nineteenth-century manufacturers used trade cards to promote and sell products. These colorful advertisements also reflected the racial prejudices of the time. Card illustrators typically depicted African Americans with enlarged or distorted features, either wearing colorful clothes or dressed as servants, and often involved in some comical mishap. These depictions affirmed the discriminatory biases that many white Americans -- the...
Ford Motor Company honored employees with 35 years of service at a banquet at the Dearborn Inn in December 1946. Seated near the podium were Clara Ford, Henry Ford, Henry Ford II, Anne McDonnell Ford, and Eleanor Clay Ford. The event marked one of the last public appearances by the elder Henry Ford before his death in April 1947.